By Michael Strumpf and Auriel Douglas
This is a comprehensive, practical reference guide to the idiosyncrasies of the English language.
No one knows grammar like Michael Strumpf. For more than 25 years, as creator and proprietor of the National Grammar Hot Line, he helped callers from every corner of the globe tackle the thorniest issues of English grammar. Now, in the highly rated The Grammar Bible, he has created an eminently useful guide to better speaking and writing.
Unlike other grammar manuals, The Grammar Bible is driven by the actual questions Professor Strumpf encountered during his years of teaching and fielding phone calls from anxious writers, conscientious students, and perplexed editors, including such perennial quandaries as:
- Where do I put this comma?
- What case should this pronoun be in?
- How do I form the possessive of Dickens?
Professor Strumpf explains these and other language issues with wit and wisdom, showing how to speak more clearly and write more impressively by avoiding common errors and following the principles of good grammar.
Whether you need a comprehensive review of the subjunctive mood or simply want to know which form of a verb to use, The Grammar Bible is a practical guide that will enlighten, educate, and entertain.
512 pages. Softcover. 2004.