Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Grammar Snobs Are Great Big Meanies--Review

Grammar Snobs Are Great Big Meanies by June Casagrande

This book is an anomaly: a grammar book this is fast-paced, fun to read, and chock full of information. The humorous tone of the book is at odds with the overly serious and somber tone of most grammar books. Casagrande goes out of her way to make her examples relevant and attention catching.

She tries to put her readers, those who have been abused by Grammar Snobs, at ease. She asserts the best reason to learn these rules is to put those Grammar Snobs in their place when they try to spring those picky little rules on you. And, to turn the tables on them by correcting them when they try to put you down with a rule that really isn’t grammatical.

For English teachers and for students who hate grammar, this is a book to take a look at. I am considering trying to get several copies to put into my classroom.

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