Book Review: Grammar Girl’s 101 Misused Words You’ll Never Confuse Again by Mignon Fogarty

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Mignon Fogarty (A.K.A. Grammar Girl) is devoted to helping people of all education and writing levels increase their knowledge of confusing words. In her podcast, Fogarty is dedicated to helping distinguish between words that are each to be confused with each other and used in the wrong way. As a former technical writer, Fogarty has years of experience with grammar and she shares this experience with not only her podcast listeners, but also readers of her series of Grammar Girl books.

This summer, Grammar Girl has come out with three books in her 101 words book series. The first book in this series is called Grammar Girl’s 101 Misused Words You’ll Never Confuse Again. This book helps readers solve the most common problems people make with word usage when both writing and communicating. In the introduction to her book, Fogarty addresses the reader by mentioning how English can be tricky to even the most advanced in the language.

After drawing the reader in with her introduction, Grammar Girl then dives right into her list of confusing words. On each page, Fogarty states two words that are regularly confused with each other. The use of quotes from modern television and movies make the terms more relatable to everyone. Shortly after distinguishing between each of the two words, a quick and dirty tip is located in a box at the bottom of the page that explains how Grammar Girl remembers when to use each of the two words discussed.

After the book has been read, it is sure to be used as a reference guide to keep in your library for quick reminders the next time someone is stuck on a word. Mignon Fogarty must have had this thought in her mind when writing this book because each of the words placed in alphabetical order through the book. This will make referencing trouble words easy in the future and this book a must have for anyone, beginner or advanced in the language, who never wants to confuse words again.

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