Publishing Research Quarterly

, Volume 33, Issue 3, pp 345–347 | Cite as

Bryan A. Garner: The Chicago Guide to Grammar, Usage, and Punctuation

The University of Chicago Press, 2016, 583 p, Hardcover, $45.00, ISBN 13: 978-0-226-18885-0 (cloth), 13: 978-0-226-19129-4 (e-book)
  • Thomas R. Claire
Book Review

As a longtime adjunct professor in New York University’s School of Professional Studies, where I regularly teach three courses devoted to copyediting and grammar, I am always on the lookout for a book that I can recommend to students for one course aspect or another. When it comes to Grammar Intensive for Publishing Professionals, I have never lit upon a single volume sufficient for the course content and level of intensity. All of the grammars I have checked out have seemed either too remedial, out of date, and full of errata or they have swung to the other extreme and seem intended for advanced linguistics studies. So I wind up cramming my classes full of recycled PDFs from various sources supplanted by my own ever-increasing stock of explanations, exercises, and exclamations exhorting students to remember the difference between a restrictive and nonrestrictive relative clause by this mnemonic or that, knowing all along that students for whom English is the native language will not...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.NYU School of Professional StudiesNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.New YorkUSA

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