I wrote “The Perfect English Grammar Workbook” to help people understand and practice elements of grammar. I’ve been teaching this long enough to know where people tend to have trouble and how to explain the tricky points, and the book is a reflection of that. It’s also intended to be accessible and fun: Grammar shouldn’t be boring or arcane; it’s a tool for everyone to use. When you want people to focus on what you’re saying instead of picking at how you say it, use impeccable grammar to get your point across clearly and cleanly.
The book contains 17 units on topics such as parts of speech, sentence structure, punctuation and usage. Each unit has clear explanations of grammatical points, examples to illustrate them and exercises to practice them, and then a quiz at the end of each unit to pull it all together (yes, the answers are included). Living languages evolve, and this book reflects recent changes in the rules and practice of standard American English.
The audience is upper-level high school students, college students and adults who want to learn or refresh grammar skills.
“The Perfect English Grammar Workbook” was released Jan. 10, 2017, and is available through Amazon, IndieBound and Barnes & Noble.
A review at the Grammargeddon! blog.
Q&A with Andy Bechtel about the book at The Editor’s Desk.
A review at the You Don’t Say blog.
An article about the book from KU News.
Interview on KCUR, Kansas City Public Radio (starts about 24 minutes in)