Nitty Gritty Grammar, Second Edition, focuses on essential areas of English grammar that cause difficulty for developing writers. Nitty Gritty Grammar, Second Edition focuses on essential areas of English grammar that cause difficulty for developing writers. It guides students through the learning process by exploring grammar in context, providing controlled practice, and giving students thought-provoking writing assignments in which they can practice grammar in a more open-ended format. The grammar points are illustrated in reading passages from a variety of genres, from comic strips to the 9/11 Commission Report. Nitty Gritty Grammar boxes summarize key grammar points and serve as easy reference. Five review sections are included for review and consolidation.