Making Sense

Making Sense

The Glamorous Story of English Grammar

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In this book, David Crystal confronts the foe of many : grammar. Once taught relentlessly to all students in the English-speaking world, grammar disappeared from most school curricula, so terms such as "preposition" and "conjunction" now often confound children and adults alike. In this breezy, entertaining book, Crystal proves that grammar needn't make us uneasy--we can all make sense of how we make sense. -- Provided by publisher.
Once taught relentlessly to all students in the English-speaking world, grammar has disappeared from most school curricula. Crystal shows that explaining the nuts and bolts of grammar presents a special challenge, because the subject is burdened with a centuries-old history of educational practice that many will recall as anything but glamorous. He points out how essential grammar is to clear and effective speech and writing, while offering the fascinating history of grammar from ancient Greece, to emailing and texting.
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2017]
ISBN: 9780190660574
Branch Call Number: 425 C9579m 2017
Characteristics: xvii, 281 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm


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Oct 13, 2017

fascinating in the way it makes you aware of how you write and use English. Well worth the money and time to read it.

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