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Start your review of The Elements of Grammar Write a review Shelves: available-from-mrl , nonfiction , reviewed-by-patrons Neil, Central patron, July , 3 stars: Definitely aimed at advanced high school students, college age students, or adults. This book is part of a series of books which include the classic The Elements of Style. It is a bit of a chore to read; however, you will learn useful ways to improve your writing if you can slog through it.
Jun 03, Lisa rated it really liked it Excellent grammar book! Mar 28, Lindsey rated it did not like it Now outdated with some usages having gone completely out of style. Hard to follow due to a lack of clear explanations. Apr 20, Bob Nichols rated it liked it 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.
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 This is one of the better books on English grammar and is good to have around for continual reference.
Verbs involve action or a state of being inaction , which raises a question about why opposites are combined under one heading. Given the pervasiveness of "to be" under all its forms "Is be am are was were been This book refers to "correct usage," which begs the question about who or what, in a living language, makes such determinations.
Ah, the virtues of the passive-like voice. Clarity of expression is one thing, but "correct usage" seems to insist on something more. A deeper issue is why "incorrect usage" grates and why using "English correctly and gracefully" is important, often viscerally so, for so many of us.
The Elements of Grammar
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The elements of grammar
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