The Handy English Grammar Answer Book

by Christine A Hult, Ph.D.
Handy English Grammar

... this book is indeed handy … Written in a conversational style, the book is well organized and easy to read. This grammar guide distills a lot of technical grammar rules into a digestible format ...


The grammarian in your life will love owning The Handy English Grammar Answer Book, by Christine A. Hult, PhD. It’s a nice reference book, ready-made for a quick look-up and argument settler.

Bookworm Sez

... aids in making writing memorable ... easy-to-use reference ... highly useful for both beginners and professionals.

Christian Library Journal

... packed with useful tips, sample letters and documents, and examples of how to avoid common mistakes. ... a nice balance between high-level explanations of grammar and style rules, and straightforward examples of correct and incorrect usage. ... highly useful for both beginners and professionals.

Foreword Reviews

Beginning with the history of language and its relationship to specific cultures and peoples, Hult (emerita, English, Utah State Univ.) reviews Old, Middle, and Modern English; regional dialects; American English variations; and slang, alternating between first-, second-, and third-person voices … helpful ...

Library Journal

Proper Grammar and Effective English Usage Made Easy Do you wonder where to place the comma or when to use a semicolon?

Have you ever written an email that was misunderstood—or, even worse, completely misinterpreted? Whether it’s for a professional document, a school paper, an Internet blog, or something more personal, effective communication depends on clear, concise, and grammatically correct writing. Punctuation, spelling, and grammar rules can trip up anyone, while organization and word choice can make writing memorable—or boring.

The Handy English Grammar Answer Book offers fundamental principles, grammar rules, punctuation advice, insights on writing, and writing examples for everyone and every occasion. From a brief history of the English language to the deconstruction—and explanation—of the different parts of a sentence, and from showing how to punctuate correctly to how to organize a well-argued essay, this easy-to-use reference answers nearly 500 questions and offers fun facts on the English language and its usage, including …

What is a linking verb? What is a compound sentence? How do I use quotation marks when suggesting skepticism or sarcasm? How do I know if a website’s information is up to date? How do I use sources to support my own arguments? How do I write a white paper? How is grammar affected by new media?

For speakers and writers of all ages and skill levels, this book is a useful and engaging guide to writing with clarity.

About Christine A Hult, Ph.D.

Christine A Hult, Ph.D. Christine A. Hult, Ph.D., is a professor emeritus of English at Utah State University, where she taught writing and worked as an administrator for 25 years. She received her Ph.D. in English and education from the University of Michigan in 1982. Over the course of her career, Professor Hult taught in the composition, technical writing, honors, and English education programs at the University of Michigan, Texas Tech University, and Utah State University. At Utah State, she served as the associate and acting department head of English and as the associate dean for academics at the College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences. She was instrumental in creating online degree programs and courses for both graduate and undergraduate students, including the first master's degree in technical writing offered completely online. Professor Hult has published several books, including Comp Online, Researching and Writing across the Curriculum, and, with co-author Professor Thomas N. Huckin, The New Century Handbook.

Hometown: Logan, Utah

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  • ISBN: 9781578595204
  • PDF ISBN: 9781578595709
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  • 432 pages
  • 110 photos and illustrations
  • 7.125 x 9.25 paperback
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