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Book Review | Grammar Girl

Title: Grammar Girl’s 101 Misused Words You’ll Never Confuse Again

Author: Mignon Fogarty

My Review:

Mignon Fogarty focused her Grammar Girl brilliance and created a teeny tiny companion book that is a must-have for every desk or laptop bag. This is a quick read, and essential go-to-guide. Each page contains one set of typically misused words, why they’re so misused, and in which scenario each word should be used. They’re arranged alphabetically and compare the two oft-mixed up words are typically on one page, with famous quotes to aid readers in how it should be used in a sentence.

Some examples include: Imply versus Infer/ Quotation versus Quote / Deep-Seated versus Deep-Seeded

Most pages also include a Quick and Dirty Tip™ to help readers remember when to use the right word.

An essential guide for anyone who spends any time around words, whether they’re sending a work email or pounding out the Next Great American Novel.

5 out of 5 useful stars.

Title:Grammar Girl’s 101 Words Every High School Graduate Needs to Know (Quick & Dirty Tips)

Author: Mignon Fogarty

My Review:

Mignon Fogarty is best known for her Grammar Girl podcasts, but is now cramming her brilliance in portable form in this tiny companion book that’s a must-have for every high school graduate.

This isn’t just a book of twenty-five cent humdingers to make readers sound uselessly important, but a host of words to expand their vocabulary and the tips needed to not only use them correctly but easy tips and trick to remember them. Fogarty selected specific words as a starting point for every reader to expand their vocabulary, whether the goal is to sound more articulate, write better, or broaden their knowledge base of words. Each page also includes a helpful quote to see the word used correctly. Quotes range from the famous Jane Austen to the notorious Brian Griffin.

A few of the 101 WORDS include: fungible, quixotic, and taciturn.

101 WORDS EVERY HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATE NEEDS TO KNOW is a quick guide that can easily be flipped through in the grocery line, or while waiting for the train, and is small enough to fit in any pocket, purse, or laptop bag. It’s the most useful dictionary-like handbook out there. 5 out of 5 useful stars.

Visit the Grammar Girl website and also check out the 101 Series books!

*I received a copy of this book to review but I was not financially compensated in any way. The opinions expressed are my own and are based on my observations while reading this novel.*

Jen G.

Jen Greyson writes supernatural thrillers and corporate training guides and considers it a good day when she manages not to mix the two. Her mama-sized survival tips and samples of her current novel are on her blog http://TheSurvivalMama.com.

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