Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation (12th 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.

Updated 12th 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 guide makes learning English grammar and usage simple and fun. The new 12th Edition reflects the latest updates to English usage and grammar and features 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 students keep running into problems with the same rule, like where to place quotation marks or when to use "whom," refer them 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
  • Straightforward, uncomplicated
  • Fully updated to reflect the latest rules in grammar and usage
  • New quizzes
  • Ideal for students from seventh grade through adulthood
  • For anyone who wants to understand the major rules and subtle guidelines of English grammar and usage

Product Details


Lester Kaufman and Jane Straus





Grade Level

Ages 11-adult


Paperback, lay-flat binding



Praises for The Blue Book of Grammar

We have the Blue Book as a resource and absolutely love it!!
Holly Rush, TX

I’ve already bought one and I’m kicking myself for not buying a 2nd one for my younger son.
Melissa B., OK

I like how it has the concise, simple explanations and then the exercises if needed.
Caroline K., MI

One of the most practical, usable, beneficial sources that doubles beautifully as a quick reference/study guide and great workbook, [and] which PRODUCES RESULTS.
Jenefer, TX

Never has there been such a well-arranged, easily navigated guidebook as this. One of the most practical, usable, beneficial resources, it doubles both as a quick reference/study guide and student workbook. And I must say, I am impressed with the price. The Blue Book is expanded; it’s nicer and it’s fuller, taking the guesswork out of editing, writing, and grammar. I love all the grammar and punctuation/capitalization exercises in the back and appreciate that the answers are provided! 
Gena Suarez, Publisher, The Old Schoolhouse Magazine