Most exhaustive treatment of the subject we've ever seen.
James Wallace, President, SPELL
Society for the Preservation of English Language and Literature
This new volume by SPELL member John Fulford is the most exhaustive treatment of the subject we've ever seen. Each of its 61 chapters (mostly one-or-two-page entries) covers a different aspect of Spelling conventions, from "Syllables" to "English and American accents."
A fascinating introduction contains numerous quotations from Noah Webster, one of our under-appreciated national heroes, as well as a careful look at the Spelling Reform Movement and the extraordinary Melvil Dewey.
By its sheer depth and breadth, the book refutes the old notion that spelling is a skill that requires knowing only a few basic rules and being aware of a large handful of exceptions. In fact, there's a rule for almost everything that one can encounter in English spelling, and this book has them all.
Five Star Review – The most comprehensive book on English spelling rules
Belle B - Amazon Reviewer
I buy books on Amazon all the time, but this is the second time I have ever rated a book on Amazon and it is because I want people to know that this humble-looking book is an excellent book on English spelling rules. This is a very good book that gives a comprehensive list and explanations of the rules governing English spelling. It is fun to read and easy to use. There is an excellent chapter on the history of English spelling rules that I enjoyed so much. Thank you, Mr. Fulford.
Five Star Review – SUPERB!!!!
An Elementary School Teacher - Amazon Reviewer
This is the best, most comprehensive manual that I have ever read. It is clear and concise. I only lament that I had not had it in my first year of teaching. It is useful for every age level. I intend to use it with my fourth grade bilingual students this school year. Reading is writing, and writing is reading. This manual will help me to guide my students to be better spellers, hence better readers. This is a book that I hope will not ever go out of print. Purchase this book if you are a student, a teacher, an adult, a second language learner, or just someone who is curious about the English Spelling Rules. This book is great!
With this book "spelling rules" is not an oxymoron
Jean Fredette, Author of The Fiction Writers Market 1985 and 1986
and Handbook of magazine Article Writing
Before I found this book I thought "spelling rules" was an oxymoron: you're either a good speller or your a bad one. This book of clear logical instruction will put you in the good category, actually very good.
Teachers, writers and students alike should welcome the assistance and the order for rules; spelling bee contestants would have a leg up before competing. For anyone interested in words, this is a surprising, enlightening read, especially with historical anecdotes.
Five Star Review – A Must for Writers
Barbara Coombs - Amazon Reviewer
If anyone writes, this is a must. A great little book to use as reference and to learn more about spelling rules. I do a lot of writing and this book is at my side.