Missed Periods and Other Grammar Scares: How to Avoid Unplanned and Unwanted Grammar Errors

3.94 avg rating
( 90 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781616083700: Missed Periods and Other Grammar Scares: How to Avoid Unplanned and Unwanted Grammar Errors
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

Grammar has finally let its hair down! Unlike uptight grammar books that overwhelm us with every single grammar rule, Missed Periods and Other Grammar Scares is like a bikini: it’s fun, flirty, and covers only the most important bits. Its lessons, which are 100 percent free of complicated grammar jargon, have been carefully selected to include today’s most common, noticeable errors—the ones that confuse our readers or make them wonder if we are, in fact, smarter than a fifth grader. What is the proper use of an apostrophe? When should an ellipsis be used instead of an em dash? Why do we capitalize President Obama but not “the president”? And why is that question mark placed outside of the end quote?

Author Jenny Baranick is an English professor whose students can’t believe she’s actually that into grammar. Upon experiencing the joys of grammar at an early age, raising grammar awareness became Jenny’s raison d'être. By spreading her remarkably user-friendly and hilarious approach to grammar, she hopes everyone will experience the satisfaction of a properly placed comma, a precisely used semicolon, and a correctly deployed en dash.

Missed Periods and Other Grammar Scares shows grammar as it’s never been seen before: uncomplicated, laugh-out-loud funny, and, dare we say, a little risqué.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Jenny Baranick has dedicated her career to achieving what many would consider impossible: making writing lessons fun and exciting. She hopes that the readers of her first book, Kiss My Asterisk, enjoy the feisty grammar lessons. She’d like to think that her students at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, where she taught for ten years, were inspired by her lessons on the thesis statement and a properly employed semicolon. She hopes that the attendees of her business writing workshops can’t wait to share their newly acquired understanding of email etiquette with their colleagues. She’s sure that her husband appreciates how she constantly corrects his grammar in front of his friends and family. And she’s positive that her two-year-old daughter enjoys their nightly readings of Strunk and White’s Elements of Style.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

List Price: US$ 16.95
US$ 16.63

Convert currency

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.

Destination, rates & speeds

Add to Basket

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Baranick, Jenny
Published by Skyhorse
ISBN 10: 1616083700 ISBN 13: 9781616083700
New Hardcover Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Mediaoutlet12345
(Springfield, VA, U.S.A.)

Book Description Skyhorse. Hardcover. Condition: New. 1616083700 *BRAND NEW* Ships Same Day or Next!. Seller Inventory # SWATI2132638470

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 16.63
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Baranick, Jenny
Published by Skyhorse Publishing (2012)
ISBN 10: 1616083700 ISBN 13: 9781616083700
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)

Book Description Skyhorse Publishing, 2012. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX1616083700

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 27.52
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Jenny Baranick
Published by Skyhorse (2012)
ISBN 10: 1616083700 ISBN 13: 9781616083700
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)

Book Description Skyhorse, 2012. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1616083700

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 32.42
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.77
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Baranick, Jenny
Published by Skyhorse
ISBN 10: 1616083700 ISBN 13: 9781616083700
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Cloud 9 Books
(Wellington, FL, U.S.A.)

Book Description Skyhorse. Hardcover. Condition: New. 1616083700 New Condition. Seller Inventory # NEW33.3326308

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 39.99
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

Jenny Baranick
Published by Skyhorse Publishing (2012)
ISBN 10: 1616083700 ISBN 13: 9781616083700
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Books Express
(Portsmouth, NH, U.S.A.)

Book Description Skyhorse Publishing, 2012. Hardcover. Condition: New. 1. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Seller Inventory # 1616083700n

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 102.87
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

6.

Jenny Baranick
ISBN 10: 1616083700 ISBN 13: 9781616083700
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
BennettBooksLtd
(San Diego, CA, U.S.A.)

Book Description Condition: New. New. Looks like an interesting title!. Seller Inventory # M-1616083700

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 99.24
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.95
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds