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This is a good time for grammar and punctuation. Lynne Truss's runaway success with Eats, Shoots & Leaves shows that people welcome high standards in language use and want to ensure that we can all communicate clearly and effectively. After years when many schools did not teach grammar explicitly, the subject has started to reappear. A number of writers are now showing us that it does not have to be a dry, dull subject.
This book is for all university or college students who have been told that they 'need to do something about grammar' or are worried that their grammar is not up to scratch. It is also for anyone who is interested in grammar and how it works, including school students. Some school teachers and college or university lecturers feel anxious about grammar too: you might be surprised at how many.
The term 'grammar' has a broad meaning here, including language use and punctuation as well as sentence structure. The book is not as comprehensive as some other grammar books, and there are suggestions for further reading in the Bibliography. Its purpose is different from those books.