Geraldine Woods

Geraldine Woods is a former educator and the author of more than 50 books, including English Grammar for Dummies, which has been translated into ten languages, and Webster’s New World Punctuation: Simplified and Applied. She taught for three decades at the prestigious Horace Mann School, where she created dozens of curricular units, many for grammar instruction and writing that have been emulated by teachers across the country, and around the world. She continues to mentor and advise educators. She also wrote dozens of other For Dummies books such as College Admission Essays for Dummies, and Research Papers for Dummies. Her latest book, 25 Great Sentences and How They Got That Way was published in August 2020, along with a teacher-focused educational text, Sentence.: A Period to Period Guide to Building Better Readers and Writers in March 2021, both from W.W. Norton. She lives in New York City, where she keeps a blog, Grammarian in the City, providing wry commentary on language trends and the pretentious or incomprehensible signs she observes on her walks. 


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