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Does What It Says On The Tin,
This review is from: My Grammar and I (Or Should That Be 'Me'?): Old-School Ways to Sharpen Your English (Hardcover)
Whether you like this book and find it usefull very much depends on when you were at school. If you were at school in, broadly speaking, the 60's or later they you may well find it worth buying. But if you were at school in the 50's before "they" started playing around with the curriculum and stopped teaching English Grammar, you will perhaps wonder why you spent your money on the book. Nevertheless, it's not a bad buy, and if, as did I, you find you have drifted into some bad habits then perhaps this book may jolt you out of your complacency.
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Initial post: 13 Apr 2011 09:54:36 BDT
An excellent review, Mr Sharman -- I agree with ALL you say -- indeed, even on the fact that this book is in hardback!
Posted on 3 May 2012 09:05:01 BDT
Last edited by the author on 3 May 2012 09:06:13 BDT
Old Hand says:
I agree with your comments on the failure to teach grammar properly, Peter, which started when the Comprehensives were introduced, and our education system began its slide. ('Useful' has only one 'l', by the way - just a typo, I'm sure. You might like to change it, and then delete this comment by all means. Or should that be 'may'?)
Grumpy retired teacher and well-wisher.
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