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The Elements of Grammar

3.94 of 5 stars 3.94  ·  rating details  ·  150 ratings  ·  5 reviews
A handy compendium of grammar in the same format as the perennial bestseller.
Paperback, 180 pages
Published September 11th 1996 by Longman Publishing Group (first published 1986)
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Bob Nichols
This is one of the better books on English grammar and is good to have around for continual reference. The spelling rules at the end of the book were excellent. It's hard to believe how people learn English. The terminology itself is daunting - predicate, nominative, voice, case, transitive, pluperfect, indicative, etc. And grammar books consistently advocate that we write clearly! Verbs involve action or a state of being (inaction), which raises a question about why opposites are combined under ...more
Lisa (Harmonybites)
A friend whose writing I admired and who acted as a first reader ("beta") for me recommended this specific book--she said it was her go to grammar. It's not as lively as Woe Is I or Eats, Shoots & Leaves, but it's a solid, succinct (168 pages) grammar on rules of correct English usage: punctuation, capitalization, parts of the sentence, often confused words, foreign words, numbers, signs and symbols, etc.
wow sounds zzzzz but important. i keep it at my desk always
as you can tell from my syntax
A must have for everyone who wants to speak and write English correctly.
Pretty basic.
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