The Joy of Syntax

A Simple Guide to All the Grammar You Know You Should Know


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Language columnist June Casagrande presents a fun and breezy guide to everything a grown-up interested in grammar needs to know.

When it comes to grammar, it seems like everyone—even die-hard word nerds—feel they "missed something" in school. The Joy of Syntax picks up where sixth grade left off, providing a fresh foundation in English syntax served up by someone with an impressive record of making this otherwise inaccessible subject a true joy. With simple, pithy information on everything from basic parts of speech and sentence structure to usage and grammar pitfalls, this guide provides everything you need to approach grammar with confidence.
  • Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony/Rodale; July 2018
  • ISBN 9780399581076
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  • Title: The Joy of Syntax
  • Author: June Casagrande
  • Imprint: Ten Speed Press
Subject categories
  • 9780399581069
  • 9780399581076

In The Press

Praise for It Was the Best of Sentences, It Was the Worst of Sentences:

"June mixes sassy fun with practical advice. You'll laugh all the way to writing better."
-- Mignon Fogarty, author of Grammar Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing

"It Was the Best of Sentences, It Was the Worst of Sentences is that incredibly rare breed of book: a guide to grammar and style that is simultaneously smart, engaging, and instructive."
-- Elizabeth Little, author of Biting the Wax Tadpole

About The Author

JUNE CASAGRANDE's syndicated grammar column, "A Word, Please," runs in newspapers in five states. She is the author of four grammar books, including It Was the Best of Sentences, It Was the Worst of Sentences and The Best Punctuation Book, Period, and is the face and voice of the Grammar Underground weekly podcast. She works as a freelance copy editor for the advertising department at the Los Angeles Times and for several local and national magazines.