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Gwynne's Grammar: The Ultimate Introduction to Grammar and the Writing of Good English

Gwynne s Grammar The Ultimate Introduction to Grammar and the Writing of Good English Anxious about apostrophes In a pickle over your pronouns and prepositions Fear not Mr Gwynne is here with his wonderfully concise and highly enjoyable book of grammar Within these pages adults and ch

  • Title: Gwynne's Grammar: The Ultimate Introduction to Grammar and the Writing of Good English
  • Author: N.M. Gwynne
  • ISBN: 9780385352949
  • Page: 380
  • Format: ebook
  • Anxious about apostrophes In a pickle over your pronouns and prepositions Fear not Mr Gwynne is here with his wonderfully concise and highly enjoyable book of grammar Within these pages, adults and children alike will find all they need to rediscover this lost science and sharpen up their skills Mr Gwynne believes that happiness depends at least partly on gooAnxious about apostrophes In a pickle over your pronouns and prepositions Fear not Mr Gwynne is here with his wonderfully concise and highly enjoyable book of grammar Within these pages, adults and children alike will find all they need to rediscover this lost science and sharpen up their skills Mr Gwynne believes that happiness depends at least partly on good grammar and Mr Gwynne is never wrong.From the Hardcover edition.

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    1. When an idiosyncratic book on English grammar becomes a bestseller in the United Kingdom, it makes one wonder who is buying it. English-as-a-second language immigrants? Schoolteachers? Students who feel their current instruction deficient? Adults who got short shrift in grammar when back in school? If so, then perhaps Gwynne’s Grammar: The Ultimate Introduction to Grammar and the Writing of Good English will become a bestseller here in the colonies as well. It should. Heaven knows we need it.R [...]

    2. I’m having flashbacks to when learning English wasn’t fun: yardsticks, chalkboards, and red pens. Though Mr. Gwynne begins his grammar book saying proper learning is the path to true happiness, his content isn’t the most chipper. Instead, Gwynne stands atop the mountain of dead lexicographers, waving the weary flag of prescriptionists everywhere.Two mistakes I made prior to writing this review: reading Margaret Atwood’s latest short story collection and reading Steven Pinker’s SENSE OF [...]

    3. N.M. Gwynne, who’s already caused a stir in Britain with his promotion of Latin as the solution to all the world’s problems, or at least the educational ones, has here compiled a collection of how language “ought” to be written. The key is the word “ought,” which implies more than a little judgmentalism, borne out in the book through his use of epithets such as “crass illiteracy” and his tone of general superiority.Yes, there are standards of writing that people who want to be su [...]

    4. While I am very familiar with grammar, this was still an interesting read. I was disappointed to learn that the end of the book is Strunk's Elements of Style because I enjoyed Gwynne's writing.

    5. I love that a grammar book became a best seller (at least in England), and its author is quite fun to read and listen to. I collect grammar books and am very happy to add this one to my collection. I wouldn't use it in our homeschool as a primary text, however, mainly because there are no exercises provided. But it is a very worthwhile and practical reference, and one to judge all the others by. The author is enthusiastic about the subject and "old-school" (classically trained): " the traditiona [...]

    6. I checked this out of the library with the thought it might be a good idea to brush up on my basic grammar. I was befuddled recently when someone asked me to explain what "nominative case" meant, and I couldn't remember the definition. Hey, college was a long time ago. It was all I could do to get as far as I did with it, which was about the 40% mark. This was not because of the material, but because of the author's pedantic style and obvious contempt for anyone (or any country) whose language u [...]

    7. This is a reference book about grammar. It talks about all the details, phrases, clauses, punctuation, usage, etc. The author has a very high opinion of himself. Somewhere in the book he says, only half jokingly, that this is one of the most important books ever published in English.Despite the author's egotism, the book is a good reference. Grammar is kind of like driving. It's a skill we all make use of every day, but it does one good to occasionally think about how to do it better.

    8. Taking in Gwynne separates one into the camp that there is a right way to write. Mr Gwynne is severe. He accepts the original Strunk & White, but not the revision. The basic argument is that language is rule-based; so follow the rules. Chaos results otherwise.It's easy to laugh, but we may better off, if we followed this concise book of a few chapters combined with the original Strunk & White. It can be read quickly, but there is little point in so doing.

    9. Half of this little book includes the original Strunk on Style, but the rest is a fun-to-read grammar refresher, and an enlightening chapter on writing verse.

    10. This was not the book I was hoping it would be. I read a book awhile ago that gave examples of some of the basic mistakes in our everyday talking (e.g. oral vs verbal, bemused vs amused, alluding vs eluding, under vs imply, fewer vs less). This book would probably be excellent for an English majorbut just not me. I'm not sure if I should give it 2 stars or 3. Only read this if you want some heavy detail.

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