Practical Grammar: A Canadian Writer's Resource by Maxine Ruvinsky
Practical Grammar: A Canadian Writer's Resource will appeal to students of all levels and disciplines as it provides a definitive and comprehensive overview of the basics of English grammar.
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Ammon Shea, the author of Bad English: A History of Linguistic Aggravation, chronicles the history of language usage, how standards we once considered to be blatantly incorrect are now acceptable.
Filled with self-test exercises and whimsical literary quotations, Grammatically Correct steers clear of academic stuffiness, focusing instead on practical strategies and intuitive explanations.
The Canadian Writer's Handbook (CWH) is a detailed university-level handbook designed to help students write with confidence in a variety of rhetorical situations.
The CP Style guide is a one-stop reference book used by writers, journalists, editors and corporate communicators as the definitive writing style guide for Canadian content messaging and delivery.
Clean, well-lighted sentences- A Guide to Avoiding the Most Common Errors in Grammar and Punctuation is a quick, easy-to-read handbook that covers everything from case, agreement, verb tense, verb mood, modifiers, connectives, to punctuation.
Patricia T. O’Conner’s Woe Is I: The Grammarphobe’s Guide to Better English in Plain English is a grammar resource that's fun and informative. It appeals to both the novice and discerning grammarian who seek a fresh read on plurals, possessives, and punctuation.
Choose your words wisely for they will make a tremendous difference in the meaning you convey. In his recent book, “Strictly English – The Correct Way to Write…and Why it Matters,” The Daily Mail's Simon Heffer criticizes what has come to be a sloppy way of speaking and writing.
"A panda walks into a cafe. He orders a sandwich, eats, then draws a gun and fires two shots in the air. "Why?" asks the confused water, as the panda makes towards the exit. The panda produces a badly punctuated wildlife manual and tosses it over his shoulder. "I'm a panda," he says at the door. "Look it up." Sure enough the waiter finds an explanation. "Panda. Large black-and-white bear-like animal, native to China. Eats, shoots and leaves."
Ian Clark is a professor in the School of Public Policy and Governance at the University of Toronto, a former federal deputy minister and past president of the Council of Ontario Universities. He co-authored this book with David Trick and Richard Van Loon as a means of examining the quality of undergraduate education in Ontario
Bad English: A History of Linguistic Aggravation by Ammon Shea
Grammatically Correct by Anne Stilman
The Canadian Writer's Handbook
The Canadian Press Stylebook
Clean, well-lighted sentences by Janis Bell
Woe is I by Patricia T. O'Connor
Strictly English:The Correct Way to Write and Why it Matters by Simon Heffer
Eats, Shoots & Leaves by Lynne Truss
Academic Reform by Ian Clark
Wondrous Words by Patricia T.Katie Wood Ray
Drawing on stories from classrooms, examples of student writing, and illustrations, this book explains in practicle terms the theoretical underpinnings of how elementary school students learn to write from their reading.