Wednesday, August 1, 2012

(109)Grammar Girl's 101 Troublesome Words You'll Master In No Time by Mignon Fogarty

Grammar Girl's 101 Troublesome Words You'll Master In No Time 

Publication Date: July 3, 2012
Pages: 144

Raise your hand if you remember all of the grammar rules that you learned in school!  Please note that my hand is not currently raised. I have, admittedly, gotten very lazy with the use of proper grammar in both speech and on my blog.  I have been making an effort in the last year (have you notieced?)  or so to be better about my grammar, but I know that I probably still make some of you cringe.

I was given the opportunity to read Grammar Girl's 101 Troublesome Words You'll Master In No Time by the Grammar Girl herself, Mignon Fogarty.  The book is a very fast read and each chapter focuses on a different word or phrase.  Like e-mail.  Should it be e-mail or email. And "couldn't care less" vs. "could care less".  And what I enjoyed most is that the author gives examples from pop culture for each word.  From movies, television, and literature.  Some examples are of the correct usage and other examples features embarrassing grammatical errors.

Bottom line, Grammar Girl's 101 Troublesome Words You'll Master In No Time is not only an educational read, but it is a fun read.  The examples given from some of my favorite books, movies and television shows really accentuated the lessons that she was trying to teach.  If you are in need of a refresher course in some of the tough words, give this one a shot.  You will be all caught up in no time!


CHE said...

Sounds good. I'm interested in grammar although I cant always remember the rules . Isn't it funny how much we can get wrong despite spell checks and grammar checks on Word? I've read Eats,Shoots and Leaves and I have Grammar Snobs are Great Big Meanies on my TBR list.

Mimi said...

If I won the lottery, I'd buy a huge box of this book, and "Girls Like Spaghetti" and leave them in bathrooms around the country for people to pick up, read, and internalize.

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