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Two Rib-Ticklin' Nitty-Gritty Grammar Guides

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The ever-vigilant Grammar Patrol, Judith P. Josephson (left) and Edith H. Fine is always on the lookout for grammar goofs and gaffes. Their two popular Nitty-Gritty Grammar books include tips, humor, and more than 85 syndicated cartoons, such as Calvin and Hobbes, B.C., For Better or For Worse, Dennis the Menace, Zits, The Far Side.

Whether you’re new, rusty, or doing test prep, both books offer fun, easy review.

Edith and Judith based these witty grammar guides on their San Diego State University Extension grammar refresher-a zany, one-day blitz through basics and bloopers like these:

“between you and me” (not “I”)
dangling participles
misplaced modifiers
“it’s” and “its”
pronunciation (“nuclear” = “new-clee-ar” not “new-cue-ler”)

Celebrate National Punctuation Day

September 24
Enter a zany punctuation contest and learn more about the Eighth Annual Punctuation day at www.NationalPunctuationDay.com

Uh-Oh! Pop Quizzes!

Be brave! Sharpen your grammar skills.
Grammar Quiz I
Grammar Quiz II
Grammar Quiz III
Grammar Quiz IV
Grammar Quiz V
Grammar Quiz VI
Grammar Quiz VII
Pesky Punctuation: Quotation Marks
Parts of Speech Puzzler
Homophone Hash
The Taj Mahal is a unique building. (Not most unique or very unique)                                                  They signed the card, "The Smiths." (Not "The Smith's.")                                                  Let's finish the croquet match. (Not, lets)                                                 She and I are going to the tatoo parlor. (Not, Me and her)                                                 These kinds of truffles are dangerously good. (Not, These kind)                                                 As I said, Travis rescued Fluffy. (Not, Like I said)                                                 Stella told Steve and me about her adventure (Not, I)                                                 Sergeant Pepper will take roll call. (Not, role call)                                                 Jessica's hunk detector works well. (Not, good)                                                 Hugh wished his telephone had rung. (Not, would have rang)                                                 Sewer Tour: $45, plus guide's tip. (Not, guides tip or guides' tip)                                                 Linda loves lying on the beach. (Not, laying)                                                 Miss Piggy should have run for president. (Not, should of)                                                 Cory and I use gargoyles for garden gnomes. (Not, Cory and me)                                                 I saw the Doo-Dah Parade yesterday. (Not, seen)                                                 There are not enough votes. (Not, There is or There's)                                                 It's revolting! (Not, its)                                                 You're our hero, Mr. Rogers. (Not, Your)                                                 Where is it? (Not, Where's it at)                                                 Frankenstein arrived with him and a werewolf. (Not, he)                                                 I should have gone bowling. (Not, should have went)                                                 Colleen entertains better than I (Not, me)                                                 Are our children learning? (Not, Is)                                                 The feisty clerk's nickname is "Spitfire." (Not, "Spitfire". )                                                 Florists take romance seriously. (Not, serious)                                                 Caf Flour Power showcased its new torte. (Not, it's)                                                 Ted and Tisha's van was stolen. (Not, Ted's and Tisha's )                                                 Bill's and Alma's tubas collided. (Not, Bill and Alma's )                                                 The Lotto Jackpot was bigger than expected. (Not, more bigger)                                                 Your poodle terrifies my Rottweiller. (Not, You're )                                                 Where are my Ripplin' Red lures? (Not, Where's [where is])                                                 It's time for Jen and me to build a snowman. (Not, I)                                                 Snails-to-Go is closing its doors forever. (Not, it's)                                                 The effects of garlic chili last for hours. (Not, affects)                                                  The flavor of the fowl enhanced the tofu. (Not, foul)                                                 Things are going bad on the Fashion Fest runway. (Not, badly)                                                 "I'm going to lie down," said Dagwood. (Not, lay)                                                 Bette plays better with decent clubs. (Not, more better )                                                 Gryffindor swept the Quidditch finals. (Not, sweeped )                                                 You're camping in Antarctica? (Not, Your)                                                 Deedee and I saddled up. (Not, myself)                                                 Terry plays Boggle with Jeannie andme. (Not, I)                                                 Lee showed her mementos of Africa. (Not, momentos)                                                 It sounds as if Chle loves singing. (Not, like)
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