With the trademark wit, warmth, and approachability that the podcasts are known for, Grammar Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing covers the grammar rules and word choice guidelines that can confound even the best writers. From "between vs. among" and "although vs. while" to comma splices and misplaced modifiers, Mignon offers memory tricks and clear explanations that will help listeners recall and apply those troublesome grammar rules. Chock full of tips on style, business writing, and effective e-mailing, Grammar Girl's latest audiobook should be heard by every communicator.
©2008 Mignon Fogarty, Inc.; (P)2008 Macmillan Audio
"Delightfully droll...Grammar Girl gives clear explanations with helpful examples." (Los Angeles Times)
educational, fun, useful.
Her sense of humour seeping through her performance.
This is a grammar book, it is not aimed at 'moving' the reader, but to educate; which it does.
This is a worthwhile book to get to know. It certainly will improve your language skills.
"Grammar Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips"
Excellent for those grammar challenged. She makes grammar fun and easy to learn. I need to hear this book about every 3 months to get all the info she gives. If you got A's in English this is not the book for you.
"Great Tips and Tricks"
Relevant, useful, simple
No great moments. Overall great and memorable tips for understanding grammar.
I did not laugh or cry
If you need to get a quick grasp on grammar this book is fantastic. I am going to keep it in my queue for referencing.
This is a good review of grammer basic's as well as grammer issues that I didn't know were issues.
Well, I learned that I've been using my semi-colons incorrectly.
The performance was fine, the listener must realize that this book is to inform not simply entertain.
Well I learned that some grammer rules really are style issues, and that consistancy is usually best.
I liked this book; it expanded my knowledge is this area.
As a non native English speaker I really enjoyed listening to the book. There were a lot of rules that I already knew but it is always good to refresh. Many things were new and interesting. After reading this book I think twice before I write something. Especially in this review😂
"Its really Good!"
i love this book!
"Grammar Girl both Entertains and Teaches"
Grammar Girl teaches while entertaining. I listen to each book repeatedly, finding something new each time.
"Great Book for Writers!"
The information that I did not learn even while in college!
APA Manual, because listening to the book improves my writing skills.
A new point of view and views on writing.
An before vowel sounds.
"Worthwhile But Not in Audio Form"
The author does an excellent job of clarifying grammar errors in an entertaining way and with excellent tips to remember them by. However, this is something better done on paper that you can refer back to specific needs easily. The thought of listening to this every three months or so as some reviewers have suggested is not pleasurable to me.
"READ DONT LISTEN"
Horrible mistake to purchase this book. Who wants to listen to grammer tips for several hours. No way to refrence back as needed.
Author should leave her politics out of her writing. This was supposed to be a grammer book.
The rules are useful and author does a good job of presenting the topics in an interesting way.
"So, sooo focused on what matters..."
4/5. The book is informative; I found it useful, but it certainly didn't cross the gate to my top 10.
Slips of Speech (by John H. Bechtel). The approach, the tone, and the depth of their respective contents set both books on an island of handy grammar/usage/style books.
I particularly loved the Dirty Words section, although this may be more connected to the shape of my knowledge before reading the book than to the content itself.
Sometimes you need to gain actionable and practical understanding of a subject. When that happens, you often have to swim your way to knowledge across seas of ponderous reference material or too good books written by know-it-all and eager-to-say-it-all writers.
This book has been written to serve as a reference in daily situations, without degrading content quality. It will make you aware of errors you've been overlooking and teach you in a down-to-earth manner to walk your way out of the grammar shame land. I have learned a ton of rules, debunked some spurious ones, and reinforced many more. Other than a few short sections on writing, which I found extraneous, this was a substantial read throughout.
Its accessible pace made it easy to digest and I'm sure I'll listen to it several more times to make it stick. Being read by the author, the book was performed with additional insight that would have otherwise prominently lacked for a book on grammar.
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