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Certainly Not worth the time . Does'nt make sense of Grammar.,
This review is from: Making Sense of Grammar (Paperback)
I was looking for a seriously light 'making it easy - staying on with the flow ' kinda guide to grammar (for my GMAT preps). Came across this book at the library .
1st problem being the writing itself. The way in which this book is written (examples especially) is very confusing .Not that I havent read before, but this one really went over my head with absurd examples and really confusing explainations . Everythime I felt that Im about to get wht the author means, theres this confusing example that scatters my understanding. Especially the way object types are explianed . I tried my best to stick to the book ( since I dont like half readings ) .But I had to quit reading any furthur .
I really dont understand how the author can start using the basic terms like 'preposition,verb, noun etc even before explaining what they mean. I sincerely hope that the author considers re-visiting content ordering on this book.
For now Im staying away from any more books by this author (before I blow up my morale any furthur)
I would honestly like suggestions from people for a good grammar prep book . Thanks.
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Initial post: 25 Jan 2011 02:48:21 GMT
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Posted on 2 Apr 2011 13:31:22 BDT
Considering how badly your post is written, perhaps you should have started with the basics first.
In reply to an earlier post on 2 Apr 2011 13:52:26 BDT
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In reply to an earlier post on 2 Apr 2011 14:13:52 BDT
*cough* typographical error! *cough* I don't deign to elaborate, you're either highly insecure, or not.
In reply to an earlier post on 2 Apr 2011 19:08:08 BDT
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In reply to an earlier post on 2 Apr 2011 20:37:07 BDT
Let's, I'll be brief. First of all, I see these comment sections as a place where people can comment on, well, the review. If one wanted to comment on the actual book, I would suggest writing a review. Anyway, I am going to say this plainly, I don't disagree with your initial comment, it really was rather helpful. What you seem not to understand is that *my* first comment was not directed at you, and hence your indignation is rather redundant. Nevertheless, I'm going to address a few of your 'concerns'. Regarding my first post, I would've thought the purpose is clear. Meg's grasp of English is clearly dreadful and I, being considerate, kindly suggested that he/she starts with the basics, thus implying that this book is unsuitable, which it is. I would now further suggest that, next time, Meg takes the time to discover the intended audience before criticising a book. As you can see, it merely takes an open-minded person to see the constructiveness of my comment, and no, I'm not alluding to anything. Which is more than I can say for you.
Moving on to my second post. Again, I was kind enough to point out a typo you made, an act which I now thoroughly regret. In case it still eludes you, it's 'criticism'. There, aren't I helpful? Also, I have to say that you seem uncommonly sensitive to perceived censure. I wasn't insulting you, and I don't actually believe you thought as such. All I did was attempt to encourage you to have conviction in your own abilities through, I admit, a rather provocative method. The fact that, by doing so, I answered your original query, albeit a tad equivocally, is just a bonus.
To finish off, thanks for the impromptu lesson on life ethics, but I'm not the one who sees the worst in people.
Ta ta. I'm unsubscribing to this post so don't bother replying.
P.S. You really ought to lose the supercilious attitude, just saying.
Posted on 24 Aug 2011 09:17:13 BDT
This isn't designed to be an introductory book; it sounds as though you needed one of Crystal's other books, 'Rediscover Grammar'.
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