In case you need a quick grammar check or a laugh, we have some amazing titles to support your desire or fear of English grammar. Here are just a few you can check out!
The Glamour of Grammar a Guide to the Magic and Mystery of Practical English by Roy Peter Clark Early in the history of English, the words “grammar” and “glamour” meant the same thing: the power to charm. Roy Peter Clark, author of Writing Tools and the forthcoming Help! For Writers, aims to put the glamour back in grammar with this fun, engaging alternative to stuffy instructionals. This widely praised practical guide demonstrates everything from the different parts of speech to why effective writers prefer concrete nouns and active verbs. Above all, Clark teaches readers how to master grammar to perfect their use of English, to instill meaning, and to charm through their writing.
Between you & me : confessions of a Comma Queen by Mary Norris A New Yorker copy veteran presents laugh-out-loud descriptions of some of the most common and vexing errors in language and usage, drawing on examples from classic literature and pop culture while sharing anecdotes from her work with celebrated writers.
Eats, Shoots & Leaves by Lynn Truss We all know the basics of punctuation. Or do we? A look at most neighborhood signage tells a different story. Through sloppy usage and low standards on the internet, in email, and now text messages, we have made proper punctuation an endangered species. In Eats, Shoots & Leaves, former editor Lynne Truss dares to say, in her delightfully urbane, witty, and very English way, that it is time to look at our commas and semicolons and see them as the wonderful and necessary things they are.
Young people can enjoy this illustrated juvenile version of Eats, Shoots & Leaves by Lynn Truss
Woe is I: The Grammarphobe’s Guide to Better English in Plain English by Patricia T. O’Conner
Unlike, say, Latin, English is a living language— and, like all living things, it grows, it changes, it can be messy and confusing. Now the modern grammar classic Woe Is I has grown and changed too, in an updated and expanded third edition. America’s beloved grammar guru Patricia T. O’Conner has revisited her indispensable survival guide to the English language, offering fresh insights into our daily struggles with which and that, who and whom, colons and semicolons, and more.