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  1. passenger

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    Looking for a good book on writing guidelines and grammar usage

    Discussion in 'General Writing' started by passenger, Apr 8, 2016.

    Hi, I'm new to writing. Hardly know grammar. Thought I might ask if anyone knows any good writing guideline books or quick tip books on writing.

    I'm not trying to go pro. I just want to ba able to journal better.

    Thanks.
     
  2. NobodySpecial

    NobodySpecial Active Member

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    Under the resources link there is a sub heading for grammar guides. You can start there, with the free stuff online, and probably cover what you're looking for.
     
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  3. SethLoki

    SethLoki Unemployed Autodidact Contributor

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    'The Little Brown Handbook' serves me well. You can get it on Amazon.
     
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    thirdwind Contributing Member Contest Administrator Reviewer Contributor

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    The Chicago Manual of Style is used by most publishers. It's very good and gets my vote.
     
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  5. DueNorth

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    Google the website "grammergirl". I use it when I am writing.
     
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    But don't pay any attention to what they say about writing the word 'Internet' with a lowercase 'i.' It's a proper noun and therefore should be capitalized. They may cite historical precedent, but that's from a time when the military, government and large corporations were the only ones with access and they each had their own. Once they all became interconnected, it became one entity, the Internet (and there's even a good argument for capitalizing 'The').

    Frankly, the only reason people don't capitalize Internet is because it means one less jab at the Shift key. And that's just Laziness (with a capital 'L!').
     
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