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A Student's Grammar of the English Language

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This volume is a shortened version of A Comprehensive Grammar of the English Language. Although the structure of the parent volume has been preserved so that reference to it can easily be made, this grammar has been especially written to take into account the needs of advanced students of grammar in colleges and universities.
Paperback, 490 pages
Published February 1st 1991 by Longman
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Ivan Belacic
Apr 25, 2011 Ivan Belacic rated it did not like it
I am willing to bet a carton of elderly eggs that this book was never read willingly by a sane person. Attempts by teachers to read it so they can inflict it onto others are obviously disqualified by the "sane" clause.
There are many things about this work of badly concealed sadism which one might call overtly obtuse, incomprehensible, unreadable or simply brain-hemorrhage-inducing, but if I wish to remain completely faithful to the pit of despair it was birthed from, I should do it via a comple
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Yzabel Ginsberg
Read from cover to cover to make sure I knew enough grammar-related terms in English, and to avoid making mistakes stemming from confusion between English and French wording (such as the one likely to happen with attributive adjectives).

A difficult read if the bases of descriptive grammar aren't known, though—and I found it lacking a little when it comes to verb clauses and -ING or HAVE -EN aspects. But otherwise useful.
Gunnar
Jun 04, 2013 Gunnar rated it did not like it
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This is by far the worst grammar I've ever encountered, and I'm a native English speaker. It's simply a mess. Terms are often "explained" by providing one or two examples, without ever defining the term. Categories and subcategories are endlessly built upon one another and often their distinctions are minimal at most. Syntax and semantics are blended together in such a way that simply finding one or the other is an exercise in itself. Pertinent information is often buried in footnotes. Terminolo ...more
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