Grammar for Grownups

Non-Fiction - Education
256 Pages
Reviewed on 05/14/2009
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Reviewed by Anne Boling for Readers' Favorite

Beth Adubato offers readers a much-needed guide to grammar.  When we were in grade school, we learned the rules of grammar.  Perhaps we forgot them.  Our grammar rubs off on our children and it affects us professionally. “Doing something is not the same as being something,”  is an easy way to remember when to use an adverb.  Adubato reminds us of when to use me, myself, and I.  She reminds us not to drop g’s.  I am guilty of this one.  I live in an area where a “g” does not exist at the end of a word.  Going becomes goin’.  Eating becomes eatin’.  It is part of our dialect, but it is incorrect.  When do we use an apostrophe?  Grammar for Grownups reminds us of those rules also.

This tiny book is invaluable.  It just may keep us from embarrassing ourselves.  It is small enough to cover a few basics.  Adubato brings her vast experience to her book.  This would make a great book to keep on your desk.  Now, if I could just remember the rules of using a comma.

Tresa Chituck

This is an excellent book! I tried using the Idiot's Guide to Grammer and Style and just wasn't getting "it", so I found a copy of Grammer For Grownups: A Guide to Grammer and Usage for Everyone Who Has to Put Words on Paper Effectively at the library, where I work, and it was a cinch. Very easily written for the average person to understand. A+++

Daisy Mae

I have used my copy of Grammar For Grownups until it is worn. Now I need a new one. When I went to check it out, I saw that Val Dumond, the author, has a new book out, so I ordered that too! Hey, if you haven't tested your prejudice ratio recently, you have to get this book. Just Words, the Us and Them Thing is all about those ways we separate ourselves from other people with our language. She doesn't preach! She just lays out some ideas for the reader to chew on. And oh my! Have I been chewing!!!

Sam McNiais

I thought I never learn all about this crazy language - and now someone makes sense of it for me. Because I come from another country, I want to speak good English. This book helps me when I come to some phrase I do not understand. I now understand more about English then I thought I would ever learn. Thanks to whoever put this together. I thank you!!!