A Commonsense Guide to Grammar and Usage
Seventh Edition   ©2015

A Commonsense Guide to Grammar and Usage

Larry Beason (University of South Alabama) , Mark Lester (Eastern Washington University (retired))

  • ISBN-10: 1-4576-6809-2; ISBN-13: 978-1-4576-6809-8; Format: Paper Text, 416 pages

Students need the basics—it’s common sense

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A Commonsense Guide to Grammar and Usage has one goal: to help students “get it” when it comes to grammar. This student-friendly, easy-to-use reference teaches students how to recognize, correct, and avoid common errors so they can continue to improve their writing throughout college—and life. Whether your students need a refresher on the basics or are learning them for the first time, A Commonsense Guide to Grammar and Usage is designed to be used in the classroom or as a tool for self-study. The seventh edition includes an expanded section on parts of speech and additional grammar considerations for ESL writers as well as a writing guide that discusses reading, planning drafting, and revising and how to avoid errors in documentation.

This text can also be packaged with LearningCurve for Readers and Writers, which offers game-like, adaptive grammar quizzes and provides students with even more opportunities for practice and mastery. Now that’s common sense.

“I have used this book since it was called Now I Get It, and that is what I like about the text: it helps students to understand grammar concepts that have simply never been explained to them.” –Teresa Roberts, University of Maine at Farmington