It Was the Best of Sentences, It Was the Worst of Sentences - June Casagrande

It Was the Best of Sentences, It Was the Worst of Sentences

By June Casagrande

  • Release Date: 2010-07-27
  • Genre: Writing


In this wickedly humorous manual, language columnist June Casagrande uses grammar and syntax to show exactly what makes some sentences great—and other sentences suck.

Great writing isn’t born, it’s built—sentence by sentence. But too many writers—and writing guides—overlook this most important unit. The result? Manuscripts that will never be published and writing careers that will never begin. 
With chapters on “Conjunctions That Kill” and “Words Gone Wild,” this lighthearted guide is perfect for anyone who’s dead serious about writing, from aspiring novelists to nonfiction writers, conscientious students to cheeky literati. So roll up your sleeves and prepare to craft one bold, effective sentence after another. Your readers will thank you.


  • Dickens would be honored

    By Phil O'Math
    This humorous, well-crafted book was a pleasure to read. Don’t let the light tone fool you, though. This book delivers a lot of practical, useful advice. I’ve never read a better argument for what grammar accomplishes for the READER. Her up-to-date examples and thoughtful explanations were much appreciated. I teach high school English and intend to incorporate many of her ideas in my class.