Anonymous asked: grammar book recs?
Good old Strunk and White are always a good place to start. For me, I find grammar easier to learn if it’s tied to writing. In that vein, I’d recommend Martha J. Kolln’s Rhetorical Grammar , which smuggles in a lot of grammar under the guise of writing advice. Much better than just sitting down and trying to memorize the difference between a direct object and a subject complement.
(The Kolln book, unfortunately, is a textbook, which means price gouging. For a cheaper but not quite as good alternative, try The Art of Styling Sentences.)
Finally, much like Strunk and White, Bryan Garner’s Modern American Usage is essential. It’s more a reference book rather than one you read all the way through, and it covers more usage than grammar, but it’s still the first thing I go to when I have any question about the English language.