This all-in-one reference is a quick and easy way for book, magazine, online, academic, and business writers to look up sticky punctuation questions for all styles including AP (Associated Press), MLA (Modern Language Association), APA (American Psychological Association), and Chicago Manual of Style.
Your story may be brilliant. Your insights may be groundbreaking. Your characters may be so real you can almost touch them. But they’re not worth a thing if you can’t bring them to life in well-written sentences. In Casagrande’s trademark entertaining style, this gem of a book shows how better sentence mechanics lead to better writing.
Is it true you can’t use “that” to refer to people or use “slow” as an adverb? For too long, grammar snobs have preyed on our insecurities about these issues. “Mortal Syntax” cuts through the myths to show which grammar “facts” are worth worrying about and which aren’t.
What do suicidal pandas, doped-up rock stars, and a naked Pamela Anderson have in common? They’re all a heck of a lot more interesting than reading about predicate nominatives and hyphens. June Casagrande knows this and has invented a whole new twist on the grammar book. No snob is safe.
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