"You should have used a comma, not a semicolon, and 'President' should be capitalized." The best way to avoid this kind of feedback is to check your grammar, and this easy-reference guide clearly outlines the basic rules of sentence structure, parts of speech, style, and usage. Ages 9 through 12. 144 pages, softcover from Scholastic.
The best-selling grammar guide gets a fresh, new cover design for Fall 2002.
This easy-to-use reference book helps you edit your writing before someone else reads it.
Parts of speech * Irregular nouns and verbs
The 100 Most Commonly Confused and Misused Words
What Makes a Good Sentence
Capitalization * Contractions * Compound Words * Idioms Abbreviations * Punctuation * Spelling * Acronyms
Marvin Terban is a bestselling, award-winning author of more than 30 books for children, most of them about the English language. Called a "master of wordplay" by the American Library Association's Booklist and "Mr. English for Kids" by the Children's Book-of-the-Month Club, Marvin is truly an expert on teaching the art of language. For over 40 years, Marvin has taught English, Latin, Public Speaking, Theater, and other subjects at Columbia Grammar and Preparatory School in New York City.