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A comprehensive, practical reference guide to the idiosyncrasies of the English language

No one knows grammar like Michael Strumpf. For over a quarter of a century, as creator and proprietor of the National Grammar Hot Line, he helped thousands of callers from every corner of the globe tackle the thorniest issues of English grammar. Now, in 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

o Where do I put this comma?

o What case should this pronoun be in?

o 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.

Michael Strumpf founded the National Grammar Hotline while a professor of English at Moorpark College in Moorpark, California. He has appeared on Oprah and NBC's Today and serves as grammatical consultant to major corporations and governmental bodies.

Auriel Douglas is an editor and writer whose work has appeared in many national publications. Her books include The History of the Academy Award Winners and The Dictionary of Eponyms.

For more than a quarter of a century, as the creator and proprietor of the Nation Grammar Hotline, Michael Strumpf helped thousands of callers from every corner of the globe tackle the thorniest issues of English grammar. In The Grammar Bible, he answers the most common, most insightful, and funniest questions asked of him over the years by students, editors, lawyers, doctors, and writers of all stripes.

Professor Stumpf's unique question-and-answer sections follow concise but thorough explanations of the various elements of good grammar, from parts of speech to types of sentences. Taken together, this book's fifteen sections comprise the ideal primer on speech and writing, showing readers and students of all levels and backgrounds how to express themselves more exactlyand more impressively.

Whether one seeks a comprehensive review of the subjective mood or simply wants to know which form of a verb to use, The Grammar Bible is a practical handbook that will enlighten, educate, and entertain.

"[The authors] move logically from the parts of speech to the parts of the sentence and then to spelling, vocabulary, and punctuation, even encompassing thorny issues (e.g., sexist language, split infinitives) and complex grammatical terms (e.g., objective complements, gerund phrases). The authors also include a useful list of collocations and intersperse informative and often amusing 'Hot Line' queries throughout."—Library Journal
"A readable grammar book that is hard to put down . . . [The authors] move logically from the parts of speech to the parts of the sentence and then to spelling, vocabulary, and punctuation, even encompassing thorny issues (e.g., sexist language, split infinitives) and complex grammatical terms (e.g., objective complements, gerund phrases). The authors also include a useful list of collocations and intersperse informative and often amusing 'Hot Line' queries throughout . . . This book is thorough, combining practical information not easily found in trade books, and is lively without trying to be too witty, cute, or humorous."—Library Journal

Review:

"Strumpf has been fielding calls on the National Grammar Hot Line for more than 25 years, telling callers how to make their subjects agree with their verbs and tell the difference between 'who' and 'whom.' Thus many of the examples in this thick but highly readable grammar handbook come from questions — sometimes rather charming ones — posed by callers. With the help of editor and writer Douglas, Strumpf guides the grammar-challenged reader through the parts of speech, then demonstrates how to dissect sentences, from the simplest to the most complex. His clear-cut guidelines offer some flexibility: he grants permission to end sentences with prepositions and to use the passive voice. On other points, however, like the ban on split infinitives, the rules remain intractable. Fellow grammarians will find much to argue with, from Strumpf's insistence on the interchangeability of 'that' and 'which' to the use of abbreviations in print. It's easy to sympathize with the idea that network broadcasters should be required to observe the rules of good grammar, but some of his pet peeves, such as overused adjectives and vulgar interjections, seem just, well, peevish. Though it will almost certainly be overshadowed by the buzz-carrying Eats, Shoots & Leaves, Strumpf's handbook does convey the basics of grammar well enough to be of great use to any casual writer. (July 15)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

A comprehensive, practical reference guide to the idiosyncrasies of the English language

No one knows grammar like Michael Strumpf. For over a quarter of a century, as creator and proprietor of the National Grammar Hot Line, he helped thousands of callers from every corner of the globe tackle the thorniest issues of English grammar. Now, in 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

o Where do I put this comma?

o What case should this pronoun be in?

o 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.

Synopsis:

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.

About the Author

Michael Strumpf organized the National Grammar Hot Line while a professor of English at Moorpark College. He has appeared on Oprah and Today and serves as grammatical consultant to major corporations and governmental bodies.

Auriel Douglas is an editor and writer whose work has appeared in many national publications. Her books include The History of the Academy Award Winners and The Dictionary of Eponyms.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780805075601
Author:
Strumpf, Michael
Publisher:
Holt McDougal
Author:
Douglas, Auriel
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Grammar
Subject:
English language
Subject:
Linguistics
Subject:
General Reference
Subject:
Grammar & Punctuation
Subject:
English language -- Grammar.
Subject:
Reference-Grammar and Style
Subject:
Writing Skills
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st owl ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
no. 10-28-02
Publication Date:
20040731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
512
Dimensions:
1400x1800 1

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Strumpf has been fielding calls on the National Grammar Hot Line for more than 25 years, telling callers how to make their subjects agree with their verbs and tell the difference between 'who' and 'whom.' Thus many of the examples in this thick but highly readable grammar handbook come from questions — sometimes rather charming ones — posed by callers. With the help of editor and writer Douglas, Strumpf guides the grammar-challenged reader through the parts of speech, then demonstrates how to dissect sentences, from the simplest to the most complex. His clear-cut guidelines offer some flexibility: he grants permission to end sentences with prepositions and to use the passive voice. On other points, however, like the ban on split infinitives, the rules remain intractable. Fellow grammarians will find much to argue with, from Strumpf's insistence on the interchangeability of 'that' and 'which' to the use of abbreviations in print. It's easy to sympathize with the idea that network broadcasters should be required to observe the rules of good grammar, but some of his pet peeves, such as overused adjectives and vulgar interjections, seem just, well, peevish. Though it will almost certainly be overshadowed by the buzz-carrying Eats, Shoots & Leaves, Strumpf's handbook does convey the basics of grammar well enough to be of great use to any casual writer. (July 15)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by ,
A comprehensive, practical reference guide to the idiosyncrasies of the English language

No one knows grammar like Michael Strumpf. For over a quarter of a century, as creator and proprietor of the National Grammar Hot Line, he helped thousands of callers from every corner of the globe tackle the thorniest issues of English grammar. Now, in 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

o Where do I put this comma?

o What case should this pronoun be in?

o 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.

"Synopsis" by , 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.
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