Action Grammar (Paperback)

Fast, No-Hassle Answers on Everyday Usage and Punctuation

By Joanne Feierman

Touchstone, 9780684807805, 256pp.

Publication Date: September 7, 1995

List Price: 16.99*
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If terms like "transitive verb," "objective case," and "dangling participle" make your eyes glaze over, this book is for you. The only grammar guide to recognize that most adults have forgotten all the rules they learned in school, Action Grammar focuses on what you need to know to speak and write correctly in business and in everyday life.
Organized to give you fast, easy answers to the questions that come up most often, Action Grammar features useful exercises to help you sort out the more puzzling points of spoken and written English, as well as dozens of up-to-date examples of correct (and incorrect) usage, from where to put a comma to when to use "me" rather than "I." For everyone who wants to use the right word in the right place, punctuate properly, and spell correctly, here's a must-have reference that will do wonders for your command of the language.

About the Author

Joanne Feierman, president of Seminars in Communication, teaches business and technical writing at Fortune 500 companies. She lives in New York City with her husband, two children, and an overweight cat.

Praise For Action Grammar: Fast, No-Hassle Answers on Everyday Usage and Punctuation

J. Frederick Reynolds Professor Of English, City College of the City University of New York Action Grammar is a clear and easy-to-understand handbook designed to help work-world writers and students solve the sticky little problems that often frustrate them when they sit down to write letters, memos, reports, and proposals...accurate, easy to use, and fun to read. I highly recommend it.

Richard Lederer Author Of the Write Way Action Grammar accomplishes just what its title promises. It puts grammar into action by concisely presenting the essential rules of usage and punctuation and illustrating these rules with real-life examples, Joanne Feierman approaches the intricacies of our English language with a clarity and humor that will appeal to all.