- Publisher: Arch Press (2010)
- ISBN-10: 0984115714
- ISBN-13: 978-0984115716
- Product Dimensions: 11 x 8.5 x 1.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (33 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #961,483 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Great Grammar Book (Mastering Grammar Usage and the Essentials of Composition) Paperback – 2010
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A few years ago I started searching for English books that would fill in the gaps of my missed education. I need to find material that would act as my at home teacher. Several years later I'm blessed with a copy of The Great Grammar book. It opens with a Diagnostic Test that helps the reader assess where they are with parts of speech. It also has several tests throughout so you can gage your progress. The book has twelve chapters and within each chapter are several exercises and chapter review which takes you through the highlights of that chapter.
When I was in school most of this stuff seemed boring and I had no idea how I would use the information once I graduated so I checked out. There wasn't one time I felt bored or overwhelmed with the information in The Great Grammar Book. I believe this book is great for school age and adults. It's easy and relatable for us today.
One of my favorite chapters was the last "Successful Writing Strategies" As a reviewer this one held a special place in my heart because I love to share but sometimes my shares are a bit too wordy, part one of the chapter is titled Write Concisely: Eliminate Wordiness. Sramek has created a great resource for anyone who writes for others.
A complimentary copy of this book was provided by Bostick Communications for the purpose of this review.
5 book marks
When my boys were in school they were not taught phonics or grammar and punctuation. This book is going to help them so much so that they can advance in their careers. There is a whole generation of people like my sons who got "lost" in the school system and need this book.
I use email and the internet on a daily basis in my business and I see so many of these common errors in communicating, especially the its and it's; there and their mistakes.
Marsha Sramek did an amazing job of presenting this subject in a fun and entertaining way. I'm looking forward to seeing more books from her in the future. I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to better themselves because, let's face it, without proper written communication we are not going to advance in this society.
John Neighbors, East Georgia State College, Swainsboro, Georgia (2014).
Starting with a diagnostic test to determine where your strengths and weaknesses are, Martha then explains each of numerous common grammar errors and gives you a test about each to see how well you learned the lessons. From dangling participles to fragmented sentences and their/there, then/than relationships. This book is
great help for those of us who like to write but need an editors help...
Sam Hendricks, author Fantasy Football Guidebook and Fantasy Baseball for Beginners
The book uses familiar and easily understood language to go over the fine details of the English language, patiently walking the reader through each step, starting with parts of speech and ending with a comprehensive chapter on successful writing techniques. The example sentences used to demonstrate the nuances of the lesson being taught were full of interesting trivia, making this not only an informative review but also an interesting read.
My favorite things in this book were the pointers regarding commonly misused words. (Chapter Two, for example, patiently explained that “alright” does not exist in standard English—a pet peeve of mine when it crops up.) There were numerous examples highlighting common errors, all of which made me start mentally composing a list of people who would benefit from this book. Suffice to say, most of my holiday shopping is now done.
The only proofing error I found was in Chapter Five, “Using Apostrophes Correctly.” Chicago Manual of Style, 6.114 notes that the using the left single quotation mark “should always be construed as an error.” Basically, the tail of the apostrophe should always point to the omitted text, which didn’t happen in the section on omitted numbers (Spirit of ’76 was displayed as ‘76, for example). This is, of course, a minor error, but one I’m sure the author is chastising herself over as I type this.Read more ›
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I took Latin in school and I loved how it helped me with grammar. I also love the way this book is formatted. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Amazon Customer
Although this book was made for high school and college students I have found it beneficial to me. There are plenty of fun practice exercises. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Sandra K. Stiles
The Great Grammar Book is an essential tool for students and writers. The book begins with a one-hundred question diagnostic test to allow the reader to assess their strengths and... Read morePublished 11 months ago by tmtrvlr
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The Great Grammar Book by Marsha Sramek is a book that is a must have for everyone. Read more
Some of us used to hate grammar, but sometimes you realize that teachers, and others may be critical when they read something you've written. Read more
I was blown away with this book. It took me back to high school when I took English from Mr. Scruggs. He was a stickler for proper grammar. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Michael Monji
Title: The Great Grammar Book: Mastering Grammar Usage and the Essentials of Composition
Author: Marsha Sramek
Publisher: Arch Press
ISBN: 978-0-9841157-0-9... Read more
This is not the teacher's edition that I expected. I can still use it but it does not fully meet my needs.Published on January 28, 2014 by Amazon Customer