Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Write It Right on 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 some time tomorrow 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 Adult Literacy collection of books and audio CDs, devoted to assisting students for whom English is a second language. These ESL materials are located in our Browsing collection behind the display of current magazines. For help with grammar, try one of these titles:

Just Enough English Grammar Illustrated
by Gabriele Stobbe
PE 1112 .S76 2008 Browsing (Main) and Stacks (Monroe)

The Bedford Guide for College Writers: With Reader
by X. J. Kennedy
PE 1408 .K49 2008 Stacks, Main

That or Which, and Why: A Usage Guide for Thoughtful Writers and Editors
by Evan Jenkins
PE 1460 .J46 2007 Stacks, Main

A Glossary of English Grammar

by Geoffrey N. Leech
PE 1112 .L44 2006 Reference, Main


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

by Patricia T. O'Conner
PE 1112 .O28 2004 Stacks, Main

Plain Style: A Guide to Written English

by Christopher Lasch
PE 1408 .L3195 2002 Stacks, Main


English Grammar for the Utterly Confused

by Laurie Rozakis
E-BOOK (Online)


The Good Grammar Guide

by Richard Palmer
E-BOOK (Online)

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