Saturday, July 10, 2010

The Big Ten of Grammar by William B. Bradshaw, PhD

The Big Ten of Grammar: Identifying and Fixing the Ten Most Frequent Grammatical Errors by William B. Bradshaw, Ph.D. Synergy Books, July 2010, 135 pp. ISBN #: 9780984235858.

For the sake of speed, those who type in online chats and emails often cut down words and even change words. The end result is that these changes pass over to the professional world where one's presentation often affects the positive or negative outcome of communication. So Professor Bradshaw offers all readers a compact, professional and simple explanation of the most common grammatical errors people make in speech and writing. This is NOT about studying boring, difficult grammar rules. Professor Bradshaw's recommendations about how to remember to speak and write correctly are so simple as to make one wonder why we never learned it this way in elementary or grammar school. The topics include correct use of "I or me," other pronouns like "she/he or him/her," use of apostrophes in possessive nouns, use of commas in a series and much more.
A useful appendix follows the chapters in which the reader gets a comprehensive use of verbs in all tenses, and expanded explanation of plural and possessive nouns.
The Big Ten should be required reading for teachers, students and anyone in business who has to regularly correspond by speech or writing. It's also highly useful for those students preparing for college entrance exams. It's brief but important reading that will make a difference that lasts forever. Excellent text, Professor Bradshaw!

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