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GrammarBook.com is an online resource for helping teachers, students and business leaders use correct grammar in their writing and speaking. GrammarBook.com is based on the book "The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation" written by Jane Straus.
"The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation" is available in Book or E-Book formats and includes
"The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation"
Author: Jane Straus
Publisher: Jossey-Bass, a Wiley Imprint
ISBN: 978-0-470-22268-3 - 8 ½ x 11
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- Capitalization of Academic Degrees
- Capitalization Rules
- English Rules
- English Usage Videos
- Grammar Quizzes
- Grammar Rules
- Punctuation Rules
- Spelling, Vocabulary, and Confusing Words
- Writing Numbers
Who Was Jane Straus?
May 18 1954 to February 25, 2011
Although Jane lost her heroic battle with brain cancer in 2011, she wanted "The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation" and the "GrammarBook.com website to survive and flourish in order to serve anyone and everyone seeking to improve English grammar and punctuation skills. Lester Kaufman, her husband of 23 years, along with webmaster, Weblinx Inc., ensure that Jane’s legacy lives on.
"Back in 1975, Jane was a 21-year-old undergraduate at the University of California looking for a job as a waitress. One day, she got a call from someone at the State Personnel Board. "Jane, according to one of your professors, you can write well. Can you teach a one-day class in English to state employees?" Too naïve to decline, Jane jumped at the chance to go from Jane Straus, Aspiring Waitress, to Jane Straus, Training Consultant."
"Scouring the library for a book that conveyed the rules of English in, well, plain English, Jane got frustrated. With little time to spare, she wrote the rules her way, made up some exercises, ran off some copies, clipped them together, and showed up for class. Little did she realize that she was creating "The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation", which, thanks to the Internet, has become a perennial bestseller on Amazon." <br Source: About the author, Jane Straus http://www.grammarbook.com/jane_straus.asp