Clean, Well-Lighted Sentences (Paperback)

A Guide to Avoiding the Most Common Errors in Grammar and Punctuation

By Janis Bell

W. W. Norton & Company, 9780393337150, 151pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2009



This is not a comprehensive tracking of every nut and bolt that ever came loose within an English sentence; it is a focused discussion of the narrow range of problems that American writers typically face. From confusion over grammar to tangles with usage, to questions about punctuation, Janis Bell addresses them with transparency and grace. She discusses the issues, gives plenty of examples, provides quizzes and answers, and makes sure that readers are engaged throughout.