Wednesday, March 4, 2009

National Grammar Day

Do you know the difference between occasions when you should use the words "well" and "good?" How about "farther" and "further?" Take a moment to improve your grammar by celebrating National Grammar Day!

Whether you need to brush up on the rules of the English language, or just want to impress your professor with the correct usage of "which" or "that," everyone should make an effort to correct grammatical errors. Just don't fix someone else's mistakes with spray paint, like the guys from the Typo Eradication Advancement League (TEAL), who were arrested and sentenced to one year's probation for vandalizing a sign at the Grand Canyon!

Both NCC Libraries have resources related to grammar that will help answer your nagging questions about proper usage for writing and speaking. The main campus
Library would also like to remind you of our new Adult Literacy collection of books and audio CDs, devoted to aiding students for whom English is a second language. These ESL materials are located in our Browsing collection behind the display of current magazines. For general help with grammar, try one of these titles:

Visual Grammar
by Christian Leborg
N 7430.5 .L3913 2006 Stacks

A Glossary of English Grammar

by Geoffrey N. Leech
PE 1112 .L44 2006 Reference

Woe Is I: The Grammarphobe's Guide to Better English in Plain English

by PatriciaT. O'Conner
PE 1112 .O28 2004 Stacks

Plain Style: A Guide to Written English

by Christopher Lasch
PE 1408 .L3195 2002 Stacks

English Grammar for the Utterly Confused

by Laurie Rozakis
E-BOOK (Online)

The Good Grammar Guide

by Richard Palmer
E-BOOK (Online)

1 comment:

Laurie Rozakis said...

I'm Dr. Laurie Rozakis, author of Grammar for the Utterly Confused. Thank you for including me on your list. Check out my Complete Idiot's Guide to Grammar and Style; I think you'll like it, too.