Thursday, May 5, 2011

Grammar book

Since, I'm still have big time problems with grammar--I still find it hard to believe that my grammar slipped as much as it did over the years but it did--I bought a new grammar book.

"Painless Grammar' By Rebecca Elliot, Ph.D

She wrote it for school students. and that is evident but she also explains certain things better than even the "Idiot's Guide To Grammar". And she points out that even though certain sentences are technically Okay, there might be better way to say it.

So if you are having problems with grammar try it. I don't know if it will do me very much good, nothing seems to, even though I have read the comma section twice and the "Wacky Words We Love tO misuse" section once. I will be reading both a lot of times as well as other sections.

Dean Wesley Smith thinks I've come a long way with my grammar but obviously not enough.

And one another subject kinda of related, looks like passive verbs is an area where even though I thought I was doing better in, I'm not.


  1. Hi! When you're looking for a break from your new book, you might enjoy the Eats, Shoots & Leaves quiz.

    Keep in mind, though, that the quiz doesn't use serial commas and that the answer to "No, animals are allowed in class"/"No animals are allowed in class" is the more obvious choice. (Either could be correct, depending on the situation.)

  2. I finally checked it out. An interesting site especially for one by Penguin Books.

    The game I played didn't have that choice but I did score 9,000. I assume that since I got most of answers right that is a good score. I might have missed two, the responses went by so quick I could read two of them.

    Some people would probably by surprised by that score.

  3. And I forgot to say thanks for the suggestion.


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