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"There's so much packed into this little book, you'll be amazed."

"These books have helped me clean up my act."

"I snatched it from the bookstore shelf before some other English teacher could elbow her way in."

"I recommend them for anyone in the business world who has to write more than his or her name."

"My ESL teaching friend buys copies for ALL his students. These are 'must-haves' that happen to be very entertaining."

"While the books focus mainly on grammar basics, there are elements to delight even the sophisticated grammarian."

"There's lots packed in a tight, quick reference format. The book's organization is strong for people on the go who need quick references. I like it. My wife likes it. Looks like we need second copies!"

"I love this book! It's never more than an arm's length away from my computer."

Give everyone you know these guides. Believe me, they all need them. Besides, if you don't, they're going to borrow yours and you won't get them back."

"I recommend them to all my community college students."

"Whimsical and easy to use, these guides are packed with humorous examples, current and uncontrived . . . they even cover some finer points-such as when British convention differs from that in America. Indispensable!"

"Fine and Josephson have found the perfect formula. They explain the rules, state the exceptions, and give plenty of examples. Excellent resource guides for you or a friend-I highly recommend them."



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Nitty-Gritty Grammar and More Nitty-Gritty Grammar
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)                                                  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 )                                                
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