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The Only Grammar Book You'll Ever Need is the ideal resource for everyone who wants to produce writing that is clear, concise, and grammatically excellent. Whether you're creating perfect professional documents, spectacular school papers, or effective personal letters, you'll find this handbook indispensable. From word choice to punctuation to organization, English teacher Susan Thurman guides you through getting your thoughts on paper with polish.Using dozens of examples, The Only Grammar Book You'll Ever Need provides guidelines for:
- Understanding the parts of speech and elements of a sentence
- Avoiding the most common grammar and punctuation mistakes
- Using correct punctuating in every sentence
- Writing clearly and directly
- Approaching writing projects, whether big or small
Easy to follow and authoritative, The Only Grammar Book You'll Ever Need provides all the necessary tools to make you successful with every type of written expression.
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Learning a foreign language, ironically, can sometimes force you to better understand your native tongue; if for no other reason than comparison's sake. I've occasionally used English grammar guides and books, but found Susan Thurman's to be surprisingly approachable. Grammar books often scared me away, but not this one. Two of my favorite sections are, one, where Thurman compares/contrasts commonly confused words (then/than, etc.) and, two, her explanations about punctuation. Her examples are down-to-earth and drive each point home. Plus, it's small and easily portable. For these reasons, I rate this book 5 stars. If you are looking for a desktop reference for more professional needs, this MIGHT not be for you. However, I believe it to be sufficient for 90-95% of the time, depending on your needs.
The book is very short and small: only 160 pages. "The Handbook of English Grammar and Usage" on the other hand has 300 pages.
I guess, it might still be a good read for many, but I didn't get much out of it.
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Having some regret that I never majored in English, I purchased The Only Grammar Book You’ll Ever Need. Read morePublished 6 days ago by P. Finger
I absolutely love, love, love this little power house of a book. Everyone needs this book!Published 6 days ago by searching
This little book answered all my grammar questions and some I didn't even know existed! The author is also humorous at times making it fun to read.Published 12 days ago by Donna R.
This really is the last grammar book I'll ever need, because I'll never buy another.
It's been 30 years since I took grammar, and this book filled in the blanks nicely.