Good grammar handbooks (P. Hirsch 2009)

Contributor: P. Hirsch, The Writing Program,

Posted: 2009

There are many excellent handbooks on the market with advice about writing, grammar, usage, punctuation, documentation, etc. Here are some that faculty in the Writing Program have used.

Note: In each case, check for newer editions.

David Blakesley and Jeffrey Hoogeveen, The Brief Thomson Handbook (US: Thomson Wadsworth, 2008).

Cheryl Glenn and Loretta Gray, The Harbrace Writer's Handbook, brief 3rd ed. (US: 2008).

Diana Hacker, A Pocket Manual of Style. New York and Boston: Bedford/St. Martin.

Muriel Harris,  Prentice Hall Reference Guide to Grammar and Usage, 4th ed.  (Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 2000).

Laurie G. Kirszner and Stepen R.Mandell, The Pocket Handbook, 2nd ed. (US: Thomson Heinle), 2003.