When Bad Grammar Happens to Good People: How to Avoid Common Errors in English

Are you worried that how you speak or write is holding you back at work? Do you fear you're making frequent conversational errors, but just aren't sure what's correct? Ever stumble when choosing between "who" and "whom," "affect" and "effect," "lay" and "lie"? If so, then When Bad Grammar Happens to Good People should be at the top of your reading list. This comprehensive, easy-to-use reference is a program designed to help you identify and correct the most common errors in written and spoken English. After a short and simple review of some basic principles, this book is organized in the most useful way possible-by error type, such as "Problem Pronouns" or "Mixing up Words that Sound the Same." You choose how to work your way through, either sequentially or in the order most relevant to you. Each unit contains tests at the end to help you reinforce what you've learned.

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By Sebah · ★★★★☆ · April 19, 2010
I liked the way the book is structured. The language is easy to understand and follow.

I think it's suitable for an advanced grammar class, but not as a main textbook. The errors mentioned are worth addressing and clarifying in class. The first chapter as well, grammar review, can be used separat... ...more
By Venkat (Santa Clara, CA) · ★★★★★ · July 05, 2013
This book is a must read for tech people and I recommend it. ...more
By Amity (Seattle, WA) · ★★★★★ · April 01, 2008
Grammar is fun. ...more