Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation (11th edition)


The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation is a combination reference book and workbook. May be used to practice, reinforce, or teach grammar and punctuation skills. This is the updated 11th edition.

The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation is a concise, entertaining workbook and guide to English grammar, punctuation, and usage. This user-friendly resource includes simple explanations of grammar, punctuation, and usage; scores of helpful examples; dozens of reproducible worksheets; and pre- and post-tests to help teach grammar to students of all ages. Appropriate for virtually any age range, this authoritative guide makes learning English grammar and usage simple and fun. This updated 11th Edition reflects the latest updates to English usage and grammar and features a fully revised two-color design and lay-flat binding for easy photocopying.

While not a complete grammar program, The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation serves as a great desktop reference for students and adults alike. No need for a Master's degree in English to use this handy reference tool---the table of contents makes finding the needed grammar or punctuation rule a snap!

The first part of the book contains the rules, each illustrated by a simple sentence. If your student keeps running into problems with the same rule, like where to place quotation marks or when to use "whom," refer him to the next section of the Blue Book---the exercises---where a short activity for each rule offers additional practice.

Parents, keep The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation handy when you edit your students' compositions. For instance, if you're not sure whether a certain pair of adjectives should be separated by a comma, just flip to the comma rules for help. It's that easy!

Additional Information

  • Clear and concise, easy-to-follow, offering "just the facts"
  • Fully updated to reflect the latest rules in grammar and usage
  • New quizzes
  • Ideal for students from seventh grade through adulthood in the US and abroad
  • For anyone who wants to understand the major rules and subtle guidelines of English grammar and usage, The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation offers comprehensive, straightforward instruction.

Product Details


Jane Straus, Lester Kaufman, Tom Sterns





Grade Level

Ages 11-adult


Paperback, lay-flat binding