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I recommend the two Grammar Workbooks by Allen Kent Dart, published by
Prentice-Hall. I used the first editions of these books to teach English as
a Second Language some years ago. They are explicit reviews of every aspect
of English grammar. They are excellent. I never really knew English grammar
until I taught from these.
"The Elements of Style" is a fine book for issues of style. It is not a
comprehensive grammar book, however. For a strong foundation in the
mechanics of English (what's a past unreal conditional clause? What's a
relative clause functioning as an adjective? etc., etc.) get Dart's books. I
just checked Amazon.com, and they are available.
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> From: Bangeman, Brant [SMTP:Brant -dot- Bangeman -at- ARBITRON -dot- COM]
> Sent: Wednesday, June 30, 1999 9:59 AM
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> Subject: Grammar Books
> Can anyone recommend a good book about the correct usage of grammar? I
> wasn't an English major and want to improve my skill set.
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