English Grammar: 100 Tragically Common Mistakes (and How to Correct Them)


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Zephyros Press
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4.9 X 6.9 X 0.6 inches | 0.5 pounds

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About the Author

SEAN WILLIAMS teaches cultural studies and writing at The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington. Her social media alter ego, Captain Grammar Pants, provides a daily dose of brightness for those assailed by the (tragically) grammatically incorrect comments of their families and friends.


"This wonderful, clever little book is chock-full of hilarious explanations and corrections for all the most common grammatical errors--rules I am still fuzzy about after years of writing, and errors I see over and over in student writing, all over social media, and, shockingly, even in advertisements and professional print! Sean Williams can help you be a better writer!"--Charles Anthony Silvestri, Lyricist, composer, and author of A Silver Thread (GIA 2019)

"Sean Williams wants to help you improve your writing and grammar, but she certainly has no interest in making you feel bad about the habits you may have picked up over the years. This brightly colored and attractive little book is filled with helpful, utterly non-condescending tidbits, interesting, chatty asides, fun facts, quirky diversions, and personal anecdotes. We can all use helpful tips when it comes to grammar and usage and I'm thrilled that Williams has published this lovely and appealing little guide."--Elizabeth L. Wollman, professor and author of A Critical Companion to the American Stage Musical

"English Grammar: 100 Tragically Common Mistakes (and How to Correct Them) is a pithy compendium of grammar pet peeves that most English (and non-English) faculty members want to swat out of their students' writing. Each of the 100 entries has a quick quip, an example of the grammar faux pas, a concise fix, and an occasional fun fact or need-to-know information. I plan to use this book as a vital part of training the college writing tutors I mentor and as a reference guide for my own writing needs."--Sandra Yannone, MFA, PhD, director of the Evergreen College Writing Center and author of Boats for Women (Salmon Poetry, 2019)