Fogarty, Mignon GRAMMAR GIRL'S QUICK AND DIRTY TIPS FOR BETTER WRITING (QUICK & DIRTY TIPS)
St. Martin's Griffin 2008 0805088318 / 9780805088311 Paperback Very Good
Online sensation Grammar Girl makes grammar fun and easy in this New York T imes bestseller Are you stumped by split infinitives? Terrified of using "who" when a "whom " is called for? Do you avoid the words "affect" and "effect" altogether? Grammar Girl is here to help! Mignon Fogarty, a.k.a. Grammar Girl, is determined to wipe out bad grammar‚ ??but she's also determined to make the process as painless as possible. A couple of years ago, she created a weekly podcast to tackle some of the mos t common mistakes people make while communicating. The podcasts have now be en downloaded more than twenty million times, and Mignon has dispensed gram mar tips on Oprah and appeared on the pages of The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and USA Today. Written with the wit, warmth, and accessibility that the podcasts are known for, Grammar Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing covers the grammar rules and word-choice guidelines that can confound even the best writers. From "between vs. among" and "although vs. while" to comma splices and misplaced modifiers, Mignon offers memory tricks and clear explanations that will help readers recall and apply those troublesome grammar rules. Chock-full of tips on style, business writing, and effective e-mailing, Grammar Girl's print debut deserves a spot on every communicator's desk.