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Grammar Girl Presents the Ultimate Writing Guide for Students

Grammar Girl Presents the Ultimate Writing Guide for Students

Quick & Dirty Tips

Mignon Fogarty; illustrations by Erwin Haya

St. Martin's Griffin

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From New York Times bestselling author and creator of the top ranked Grammar Girl podcast, Mignon Fogarty, comes her bestselling Grammar Girl Presents the Ultimate Writing Guide for Students.

With 100,000 copies sold, this is a complete and comprehensive guide to all things grammar from Grammar Girl whose popular podcast, Grammar Girl’s Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing, has been downloaded over eighty million times.

For beginners to more advanced students, this guide covers it all: the parts of speech, sentences, and punctuation are all explained clearly and concisely in Grammar Girl’s humorous and accessible style. Pop quizzes are scattered throughout to reinforce the explanations, as well as Grammar Girl’s trademark Quick and Dirty Tips—easy and fun memory tricks to help with those challenging rules. Complete with a writing style guide chapter, this guide is sure to become the one-stop, essential book on every student’s desk.

Chapter One

Parts of Speech


IN THESE NEXT few chapters, think of me as your grammar guide, intent on demystifying grammar. I’m a practical person—I’ve given people batteries and socks as birthday presents....

Praise for Grammar Girl Presents the Ultimate Writing Guide for Students

“Budding writers will find it invaluable.” —School Library Journal

“This guide is accessible to all, whether writing is limited to texting and e-mailing or creating the next great novel…Fogarty has succeeded in furnishing students with a witty guide to an often-challenging part of daily life.” —VOYA

“As a guide to dip into and peruse, it will be a solid and enjoyable resource for writers everywhere.” —Kirkus Reviews

The Ultimate Writing Guide for Students [goes] beyond vocabulary into grammar and the structure of writing. But it's not a dry, boring reference ... this guide is both informative and user-friendly...The main message [is]: You can write; here are the tools.” —Lisa McLendon, The News & Observer (Raleigh)

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Mignon Fogarty; illustrations by Erwin Haya

Mignon Fogarty, the creator of Grammar Girl and the founder of the Quick and Dirty Tips Network, is also the author of the bestselling GRAMMAR GIRL'S QUICK AND DIRTY TIPS FOR BETTER WRITING and THE GRAMMAR DEVOTIONAL. She lives in Reno, Nevada.

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