Grammatically Correct: The Essential Guide to Spelling, Style, Usage, Grammar, and Punctuation

  • Title: Grammatically Correct: The Essential Guide to Spelling, Style, Usage, Grammar, and Punctuation
  • Author: Anne Stilman
  • ISBN: 9781599631738
  • Page: 362
  • Format: ebook
  • Grammatically Correct The Essential Guide to Spelling Style Usage Grammar and Punctuation How does good writing stand out If its purpose is to convey facts findings or instructions it need be read only once for its content to be clear If its purpose is to entertain or to provoke thought
    How does good writing stand out If its purpose is to convey facts, findings, or instructions, it need be read only once for its content to be clear If its purpose is to entertain or to provoke thought, it makes readers want to come back for .Revised and updated, this guide covers four essential aspects of good writing Individual words spelling variations, hyphenatioHow does good writing stand out If its purpose is to convey facts, findings, or instructions, it need be read only once for its content to be clear If its purpose is to entertain or to provoke thought, it makes readers want to come back for .Revised and updated, this guide covers four essential aspects of good writing Individual words spelling variations, hyphenation, frequently confused homonyms, frequently misused words and phrases, irregular plurals and negatives, and uses of capitalization and type style to add special meaningsPunctuation the role of each mark in achieving clarity and affecting tone, and demonstration of how misuses can lead to ambiguitySyntax and structure agreement of subject and verb, parallel construction, modifiers, tenses, pronouns, active versus passive voice, and Style advice on the less hard and fast areas of clarity and tone, including sentence length and order, conciseness, simplification, reading level, jargon and cliches, and subtletyFilled with self test exercises and whimsical literary quotations, Grammatically Correct steers clear of academic stuffiness, focusing instead on practical strategies and intuitive explanations.Discussions are designed to get to the heart of a concept and provide a sufficient sense of when and how to use it, along with examples that show what ambiguities or misinterpretations might result if the rules are not followed In cases where there is than one acceptable way to do something, the approach is not to prescribe one over another but simply to describe the options.Readers of this book will never break the rules of language again unintentionally.

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    1. By trade I am a historian and so most of my reviews will either cover history, anthropology, (my minor) or theology (my passion). Recently, Kindle ran this book as one of the "Kindle Daily Deals" and I picked it up for a great price. I did not come to this book with high expectations. Let's face it, grammar books are not as exciting to most people as they might be to an English major. This book left me feeling pleasantly surprised. Its goal is to give the reader a refresher course on the convent [...]

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    2. Anne Stilman makes learning the essentials of good writing fun! She takes complex and often tedious issues and makes them come alive.Could not recommend it more highly.

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    3. learned a lot, especially about my own mistakes in grammar (prior to reading this, by the way ^_^)e book itself (at least my copy) is nice to read, the letters are clear, and the size and weight fit with my hands an essential writing reference, the book will forever go to my 'currently-reading' shelf.

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    4. By far the most instructive and entertaining book on grammar I've ever read. A perfect addition to any aspiring editor or grammar nut's bookshelf.

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    5. This is a great reference book for youth to have handy while writing. I did not read this book all the way through, but skimmed it and used it myself during writing. Definitely a keeper!

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    6. Wonderful. Wonderful. Did I say wonderful? I love this book. I love grammar. It's no surprise.

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    7. confusing advice and poor structure. not a pleasurable read.

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    8. A thorough, readable resource. I enjoyed the fact that there are examples throughout the book where one can test one's knowledge.

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    9. Not that interesting, but the contents inside are useful.

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    10. I read this book as an assignment for a copyediting class. While the general advice was well-written and easily understandable, there were a few typos that caused some confusion. There is a page where Stilman's examples are flipped, and some of her answers to her interior quizzes are mislabeled.Were this a different book, these minor errors would not cause me to drop the star rating so far, but this is a book about grammar and mechanics and proofreading. This is a book that is--flat out--not all [...]

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    11. As a working copy editor, I found this book tremendously helpful -- and I say that really wanting to dislike the book for the sole reason that there were a lot of rules to remember. But by the end of the book, they sunk in, and it became a breeze to finish.Some parts I felt as if I read them before verbatim, many chapters before. But even the author writes, "have a sound rationale for putting down anything that has been explained before." She does just this by repeating definitions given in prev [...]

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    12. I read this on my Kindle, and while the subject matter seemed accurate, the presentation left a lot to be desired. Some of the issues are not the fault of the person who formatted it: charts do not render well, and the Kindle tends to try to "correct" some errors that were deliberately placed to demonstrate a point. For example, demonstrating "smart" and "simple" quotes, everything displayed as smart quotes. But other issues should have been corrected. There were misplaced spaces throughout the [...]

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    13. Pretty good stuff. (What, you expected me to render my verdict in a grammatically complex sentence?) Not quite as diverting as Eats, Shoots and Leaves or Woe Is Me, which are both wittier, and thus for me more compelling. Yet, this covers a deep range of grammar concepts with lively writing and clear examples, and supplies excellent refresher material for aging editors like me. The section on tenses, which is near the end, gets too deep for this grammar enthusiast. My goodness, who knew there wa [...]

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    14. In her guide to the basics of the English language, Stilman aims at aspiring writers in search of clear, simple explanations of often-confounding rules -- and straightens us out about what doesn't matter. The book also is a good brush-up for those who think they know the rules but lack the vocabulary to explain it. Stilman does a good job of brightening up what can be a dull subject, although some tedium is inevitable; it's best to take this one in small bites or to read only those sections in w [...]

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    15. The most in depth analysis of grammar I've ever read. An indispensable resource for writers, this book takes each grammar topic and provides a thorough description. But what really sets it apart are they fabulous examples that show you many different ways to use the grammar topic. All punctuation, sentence structures, and formatting issues are examined in detail. Great reference for any writer's shelf.

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    16. A lot of great tips for grammar and punctuation and very easy to understand. If you're a writer, editor, or a student, this belongs on your reference shelf. No, it doesn't cover every grammar or punctuation issue, but it does contain enough to get you started. And it's interesting enough to read for fun (if your idea of fun is reading reference works).

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    17. just finished reading this, very through and very helpful, already noticing a slight change into a my writing style although it is slightly complicated if your new to grammar but other than that, its a great book

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    18. Very useful tips on writing. I thought some of the examples were too long and some chapters were complicated. I never thought there are this many rules in English grammar even to commas!But overall I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to improve their writing skills.

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    19. Would be a god reference book perhaps, but there are more interesting things out there for me to read right now.

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    20. If you're contemplating writing anything, do not start page one without reading this book. Invaluable.

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    21. This is one I will come back to again and again.

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    22. Not as funny as "Woe is I" but solidly written and full of helpful information.

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    23. Useful book, on the side, for writing classes. It focuses on grammar from a writing perspective.

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    24. Useful, but I don't have time for it right now.

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    25. Available for free in ebook format for a limited time -writersdigest/back-to-

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    26. This a great and highly detailed read. A must for anyone who wants to know basically everything there is to know about grammar and punctuation.

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    27. Good information, helpful to know why we do things or should do them and what to avoid

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