I stumbled onto this book and thought, "Hey, this could be the perfect book for helping me teach grammar to my kids." I didn't know how right on that thought was until I received the book! I've always been a good speller, a decent writer but I've struggled with how to use proper grammar and could not find a comprehensive source that was approachable (meaning, not hundreds of pages in college-text format). I'm loving this book! I have learned much from it and I look forward to feeling confident in teaching grammar to my kids because I have this guide by my side.
There are plenty of grammar books out there, but most of them are too thick, complicated, or daunting to use as an every-day reference tool. That's why Lyon's book is a real gift to those of us who write. It answers all those questions about punctuation, sentence structure, and correct grammar usage in a down-to-earth, sometimes funny, and always simple manner. And it's thin enough to have next to your computer without taking up so much space! I heartily recommend it to anyone concerned with communicating clearly through the written word.
It was just what I wanted. I will use this book over and over to help me proofread documents for work. Now I'm second guessing everything I write in my review! Is proofread one or two words??? Anyway, if you're looking for a book to help you with every day writing and proofreading, this is the book you want. My boss will be glad I bought it and read it in one day.
This is a great book on figuring out little nuances in writing that most people stumble across. I read it cover to cover in a couple of days (most people can do it in a sitting, I'm a slow reader) and now I find myself referencing it all the time to make sure I'm doing something correctly. It has easy-to-follow instructions on implementing proper writing technique. It is fun to read. It is short and to the point. There is nothing that one should not like about this book. I mean, hey, look at the cover!! Every writer would benefit having this within arms reach whenever they are writing.
"There, Their, They're" is a grammar book for the grammatically impaired. I simply devoured this book with easy readability and straightforward explanations. The contents page makes it easy to refer to specific areas at a glance. This is a book I will be keeping as a reference for years to come. Thanks, Annette, you rock the grammar world.
If you are a writer you really need this book. My grammer isn't bad, but I still found this book helpful. If you're a teenager and struggling in school you also need this book. It explains things in a way that anyone can understand. Martha's Freedom Train