Grammar Girl’s Quick and Dirty Tips… by Mignon Fogarty

Grammar Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips for Better WritingGrammar Girl’s Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing by Mignon Fogarty
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is the first time I have been intimidated writing a book review. One would think that if I read the book this review would be 100% grammatically correct, that just isn’t going to happen (I suffer from grammar allergies). Whenever someone starts talking or I start reading about adjectives, adverbs, conjunctions, and modifiers all I hear is what sounds to me like Charlie Brown’s teacher (wah wah wah). I found myself having to reread paragraphs to get some of the information to sink in (phrasal verb). This book might actually be a cure for those, like me, who suffer from grammar allergies; if taken in enough doses.

Reading the book not only helped me learn if what I was doing was right or wrong but also explained what made it right or wrong. The “Quick and Dirty Tips” are great and easy to remember. If your memory isn’t the best, the tips are listed in the back of the book “Quick and Dirty Grammar at a Glance”. Knowing this could have saved me from reading the first 200+ pages (I kid). I recommend reading the entire book. I will have to reread this book several times and keep it on hand for reference. I’m not a professional or “serious” writer, I just post some book reviews and random thoughts on my Blog. I’m not too worried about my grammar. I just want my posts to not be horrendous.

I highly recommend this book to everyone and think it should be mandatory reading for students.

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One response to this post.

  1. Thank you! I have had horrible allergies my whole life, so I especially loved your “grammar allergies” line.



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