Grammar matters: Have You Eaten Grandma?

Or, the Life-Saving Importance of Correct Punctuation, Grammar, and Good English

by Gyles Brandreth

Anyone who finds grammar either tedious or irrelevant needs to take a look at this humorous and helpful book. They will see grammar differently for sure. Also, those who are capable grammarians will enjoy the witty examples that are included here.

A few examples:

On a school computer:

We’re going to learn to cut and paste kids.

Hmm, I think that a comma is needed here.

Another that shows it matters how a sentence is punctuated:

The men, who were handsome, found partners. Compare that to The men who were handsome found partners.

You get the idea.

While there is much wit to be found here, this book also offers serious grammar guidance. Writing correctly matters; here is a chance to learn how to do just that.

This book reminds me of Eats Shoots and Leaves but, even those who have read that, can enjoy this title. I am going to and hope to finally master my bete noir, the comma.

Many thanks to NetGalley and the publisher. All opinions are my own.

Author: joycesmysteryandfictionbookreviews

I love to read, recommend books and open the world of reading to others. I tutor to ensure that the next generation of readers will know the joys of a good book because their reading skills have improved. I am an avid reader, especially of mysteries and fiction. I believe that two of the world's greatest inventions were the public library and eyeglasses!

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