Book Review: The English Grammar Workbook for Adults by Michael DiGiacomo

Mastering English grammar can be a real challenge. But, with a little practice and patience, you can discover how to communicate better through self-study in your spare time. The English Grammar Workbook for Adults is here to help improve your writing fluency so you can gain confidence while crafting emails, cover letters, conducting daily business, and personal correspondence.

No matter your current skill level, this English grammar workbook has everything you need to learn essential elements, including nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, tenses, and beyond. Then, you’ll apply what you’ve learned to everyday situations you could encounter at school, at work, social situations, creative writing, online, and more.

The English Grammar Workbook for Adults features:

  • Fun & functional―This clear, concise book is essential for ESL/EFL and other grammar students who want to work on writing English.
  • Situational success―Get expert tips on how grammar applies to real-world scenarios.
  • Easy to use―Find quick answers to your English grammar questions using text boxes and the expanded index in the back of the book.

Learning how to communicate more clearly is a snap with The English Grammar Workbook for Adults.

My Book Review

I chose to read this book after receiving a free copy from the publisher. All opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased.

The English Grammar Workbook for Adults is a workbook for adults who want to brush up on their grammar. It’s good for anyone who wants to be confident when writing whether it’s emails, business correspondence or projects, school work, or online. It’s also good for those learning English as a second language.

The book is set up so that it explains an element and then gives you a chance to practice what you’ve just learned. It’s also color-coded to make it easier to find the section you’re looking for. This is one of those books that you can read from front to back or pick out sections that you feel the need to brush up on.

About the Author

Michael is a native New Yorker who has been helping language students from all over the world learn English since the early 1990’s. He began his formal language-teaching career in Sendai, Japan in 1994. Since then, he has worked in the ESL field as an instructor, a teacher trainer, an academic director, and a language school director. In 2004, he earned an MBA in Global Management.

Michael is the founder of Happy English, an English tutoring company in New York City. He teaches private English lessons in New York and online. The Happy English mission is to connect the global community by helping people learn to speak English fluently and confidently. Michael believes that language study should be both enjoyable and practical, so he provide English instruction in a comfortable, professional atmosphere focused on each student’s individual needs.

Michael’s newest book for ESL teachers is ESL GAMES FOR THE CLASSROOM which contains 101 interactive activities to engage your students with minimal preparation time. This book makes it easy to motivate your students to learn English with quick set-up, interactive activities. Quick and easy to set-up, these interactive ESL activities are perfect to warm up a class, round out a lesson, or teach a particular grammar or vocabulary point. Clearly organized by skill and level, ESL Games for the Classroom is the go-to ESL teacher’s companion for adding educational games to the agenda.

EVERYTHING YOUR GRAMMAR BOOK DIDN’T TEACH YOU is a must have for intermediate to advanced English learners. This book is different from standard grammar books because it looks at grammar points that are easily and often confused either because of translation issues or simple misunderstandings. The points Michael included here come from over 25 years of experience helping people learn English and analyzing the most common errors that are made. If you are looking to end your confusion about tricky English grammar points, then this is the book for you.

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Book Review: The Dragon Grammar Book by Diane Mae Robinson

Finally! An easy-to-understand grammar book with fun grammar lessons. The Dragon Grammar Book is the ideal grammar book for kids, dragons, and adults alike. From multi-award winning children’s fantasy author, Diane Mae Robinson, The Dragon Grammar Book introduces middle grades through adults to the basic rules of the English language with easy grammar lessons. Featuring the zany fantasy characters in the author’s The Pen Pieyu Adventures series, The Dragon Grammar Book is sure to be enjoyed by the whole kingdom.

“With clear examples and fun activities, this book is a must-have for readers and aspiring writers.” -Peter Takach, English Teacher and Grammarian

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My Review

I chose to read this book after receiving a free e-copy. All opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased.

What an amazing book! Diane Mae Robinson has taken the complexities of grammar and made them as easy as possible. Although she uses the characters of The Pen Pieyu Adventures series, this grammar book is a great resource for adults as well as children. In fact, there are a couple things listed that I often have to look up when I’m proofreading. I tagged those chapters and will keep them as a reference.

At the end of each chapter is a short quiz about that chapter, and at the end of the book are a couple longer and more involved tests. These are good practice to make sure the reader understands the concepts.

I definitely recommend The Dragon Grammar Book. Thank you to Diane Mae Robinson for a helpful resource for everyone!


About the Author

Diane lives in a hilltop castle surrounded by a magical forest. In this forest, many magical and fantasy creatures dwell and are Diane’s inspiration for writing fantasy. The author’s fantasy/adventure children’s chapter book series, The Pen Pieyu Adventures, has won 11 prestigious book awards. Diane is also an artist, art teacher, writing instructor, international short story contest judge, and children’s book editor.

Book Awards:

Sir Princess Petra, Sir Princess Petra’s Talent, Sir Princess Petra’s Mission
– 2013 Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Emerging Artist Award (Literary Award)
– 2013 Purple Dragonfly Book Award
– 2014 Readers’ Favorite International Book Award
– 2014 Sharp Writ Book Award
– 2014 Readers’ Favorite International Book Award
– 2015 Children’s Literary Classics Book Award
– 2015 Children’s Literary Classic “Seal of Approval”
– 2015 Purple Dragonfly Book Award
– 2015 Los Angeles Book Fair Award
– 2016 Readers’ Favorite International Book Award
– 2016 Book Excellence Award
– 2017 Children’s Literary Classics Seal of Approval
– 2017 Children’s Literary Classics Book Award