English Grammar: 100 Tragically Common Mistakes (and How to Correct Them) | Sean Williams
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The practical English grammar guide for perfect writing.
Gone are the days when you worry about embarrassing yourself with pesky misplaced modifiers or dreaded double negatives. Next time you have a nagging grammar question, pick up this practical guide and write with clarity and confidence.
English Grammar spares you the lessons and cuts right to the answers. Designed for fast reference, this book makes it easy to avoid the most cringe-worthy mistakes in the English language—and maybe even make your grade school grammar teacher proud.
Inside English Grammar:
- English Grammar goofs—Avoid falling into the most common traps with guidelines for incomplete sentences, possessive pronouns with gerunds, dangling modifiers and more.
- Word mix-ups—Learn the difference between common word misuses like sex vs. gender, its and it’s, whose and who’s, the list goes on…
- Write with style—Make a good (and grammatically correct) impression with every sentence you pen using these easy writing hacks and suggestions.
Everyone makes mistakes—but with this English grammar guide you’ll make a lot fewer of them. Period.
"This wonderful, clever little book is chock-full of hilarious explanations and corrections for all the most common grammatical errors―rules I am still fuzzy about after years of writing, and errors I see over and over in student writing, all over social media, and, shockingly, even in advertisements and professional print! Sean Williams can help you be a better writer!"―Charles Anthony Silvestri, Lyricist, composer, and author of A Silver Thread (GIA 2019)
"Sean Williams wants to help you improve your writing and grammar, but she certainly has no interest in making you feel bad about the habits you may have picked up over the years. This brightly colored and attractive little book is filled with helpful, utterly non-condescending tidbits, interesting, chatty asides, fun facts, quirky diversions, and personal anecdotes. We can all use helpful tips when it comes to grammar and usage and I'm thrilled that Williams has published this lovely and appealing little guide."―Elizabeth L. Wollman, professor and author of A Critical Companion to the American Stage Musical
"English Grammar: 100 Tragically Common Mistakes (and How to Correct Them) is a pithy compendium of grammar pet peeves that most English (and non-English) faculty members want to swat out of their students’ writing. Each of the 100 entries has a quick quip, an example of the grammar faux pas, a concise fix, and an occasional fun fact or need-to-know information. I plan to use this book as a vital part of training the college writing tutors I mentor and as a reference guide for my own writing needs."―Sandra Yannone, MFA, PhD, director of the Evergreen College Writing Center and author of Boats for Women (Salmon Poetry, 2019)
About the Author
SEAN WILLIAMS teaches ethnomusicology, cultural studies and writing at The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington. Her social media alter ego, Captain Grammar Pants, provides a daily dose of brightness for those assailed by the (tragically) grammatically incorrect comments of their families and friends.