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Archive for October 20th, 2010

Grammar Book/Web Site Recommendations

Here are  recommendations for grammar books and web sites  from some of C|M|LAW’s legal writing professors:

Professor Kelly Curtis recommends Susan Therman and Larry Shea, The Only Grammar Book You’ll Ever Need: A One-Stop Source for Every Writing Assignment , F & W Publications, Inc., (2003).  At 184 pages, it is not a huge book, but it contains all the essential rules you will use frequently.  The book will not bog you down with obscurities.

Professor Carolyn Broering-Jacobs likes C. Edward Good, A Grammar Book for You and I (Oops, Me): All the Grammar You Need to Succeed in Life, Capital Books, Inc., 2002.  Website-wise, Professor Broering-Jacobs suggests , because it has free interactive quizzes, and  Grammar Girl, because it is simple, accessible and fun.

Our former  colleague Janice Aitken  linked to The Guide to Grammar and Writing on her course page.   This web site makes grammar rules easy to find with its index and categorized pull-down menus.