Saturday, April 7, 2012
My son, a high school senior, asked me to proof read one of his AP Literature papers. Sure. No problem.
... until he questioned the grammar changes I'd made with a red pen ...
At a writer's conference I went to in 2010, an agent said that THE ELEMENTS OF STYLE by Strunk and White was highly recognized and referred to in the publishing industry.
So, I use it and refer back to it regularly. I also google grammar issues and if I can find two or more educational sites that agree upon a grammar standard, I go with that.
What book of rules or internet resources do you rely on for good grammar?
Or were you simply born a grammar expert?
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