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Gwynne's Grammar: The Ultimate Introduction to Grammar and the Writing of Good English. Incorporating also Strunk’s Guide to Style. by [Gwynne, N.M.]
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"Dynamite to modern, child-centered education: a guide to the forgotten rudiments of the English Language."
--Elizabeth Grice, "Daily Telegraph"

"Curious and brilliant . . . it is wonderful that his crisp, lucid book has at last been embraced by the many."
--Charles Moore, "The Spectator"

"Witty, engaging and highly educational stuff."
--"Times Educational Supplement"

"A very useful, pertinent summary and it deserves both to be used and enjoyed."
--Tony Little, head master, Eton College

"Invaluable."
--"Writing Magazine"

"Warm and utterly self-assured . . . Refreshingly opinionated . . . [Gwynne] is an unashamed prescriptivist . . . [and his] judgment is unambiguous . . . It doesn't matter how many academic linguists tell us that language changes over time . . . Educated people still want to know whether they should write 'amuck' or 'amok, ' 'between' or 'among'."
--Barton Swaim, "The Weekly Standard"
"Dynamite to modern, child-centered education: a guide to the forgotten rudiments of the English Language."
--Elizabeth Grice, "Daily Telegraph"
"Curious and brilliant . . . it is wonderful that his crisp, lucid book has at last been embraced by the many."
--Charles Moore, "The Spectator"
"Witty, engaging and highly educational stuff."
--"Times Educational Supplement"
"A very useful, pertinent summary and it deserves both to be used and enjoyed."
--Tony Little, head master, Eton College
"Invaluable."
--"Writing Magazine"

"[Gwynne] is more in the mold of an 18th- or 19th-century grammarian than a modern-day prescriptivist . . . [His appeal ] has been less about the rules themselves and more about his ability to invoke pre-1960s, cold-shower rigor . . . For hundreds of years, English-speakers have reveled in scolding each other and being scolded about language . . . In another century someone may be quoting Gwynne with equal fondness, while our great-grandchildren take pleasure in getting scolded all over again... "Gwynne's Grammar" has its undeniable pleasures."
--Britt Peterson, "The Boston Globe"
"Warm and utterly self-assured . . . Refreshingly opinionated . . . [Gwynne] is an unashamed prescriptivist . . . [and his] judgment is unambiguous . . . It doesn't matter how many academic linguists tell us that language changes over time . . . Educated people still want to know whether they should write 'amuck' or 'amok, ' 'between' or 'among'."
--Barton Swaim, "The Weekly Standard"
"Dynamite to modern, child-centered education: a guide to the forgotten rudiments of the English Language."
--Elizabeth Grice, "Daily Telegraph"
"Curious and brilliant . . . it is wonderful that his crisp, lucid book has at last been embraced by the many."
--Charles Moore, "The Spectator"
"Witty, engaging and highly educational stuff."
--"Times Educational Supplement"
"A very useful, pertinent summary and it deserves both to be used and enjoyed."
--Tony Little, head master, Eton College
"Invaluable."
--"Writing Magazine"

"Mr. Gwynne is unflinchingly, unapologetically rear-guard . . . The personality of its author is not the least attraction of "Gwynne's Grammar" . . . [a book] with not the least wisp of dumbing-down in his composition . . . [He] does not deny that grammar can be hellishly complicated . . . [and] his definitions - terse, logical, precise - are among the best things in the book . . . I feel a certain elegance in what I have been taught and still take to be correct English."
--Joseph Epstein, "The Wall Street Journal"
[Gwynne] is more in the mold of an 18th- or 19th-century grammarian than a modern-day prescriptivist . . . [His appeal ] has been less about the rules themselves and more about his ability to invoke pre-1960s, cold-shower rigor . . . For hundreds of years, English-speakers have reveled in scolding each other and being scolded about language . . . In another century someone may be quoting Gwynne with equal fondness, while our great-grandchildren take pleasure in getting scolded all over again... "Gwynne's Grammar" has its undeniable pleasures."
--Britt Peterson, "The Boston Globe"
"Warm and utterly self-assured . . . Refreshingly opinionated . . . [Gwynne] is an unashamed prescriptivist . . . [and his] judgment is unambiguous . . . It doesn't matter how many academic linguists tell us that language changes over time . . . Educated people still want to know whether they should write 'amuck' or 'amok, ' 'between' or 'among'."
--Barton Swaim, "The Weekly Standard"
"Dynamite to modern, child-centered education: a guide to the forgotten rudiments of the English Language."
--Elizabeth Grice, "Daily Telegraph"
"Curious and brilliant . . . it is wonderful that his crisp, lucid book has at last been embraced by the many."
--Charles Moore, "The Spectator"
"Witty, engaging and highly educational stuff."
--"Times Educational Supplement"
"A very useful, pertinent summary and it deserves both to be used and enjoyed."
--Tony Little, head master, Eton College
"Invaluable."
--"Writing Magazine"

[A] sprightly handbook . . . The examples are lively, the advice direct and confident. Some of it, once heard, won t be forgotten . . . Gwynne s certainty is infectious. When it comes to matters of language, people want order, clarity, and wit, not mushiness . . . The coercions of political correctness sway him not at all, and the sentimentality that urges us to respect the will and creativity of individuals, especially children, is altogether ousted . . . Therein lies the pleasure of the text. Not only does it reject the liberalization of usage, it counterattacks.
Mark Bauerlein, "First Things"
Mr. Gwynne is unflinchingly, unapologetically rear-guard . . . The personality of its author is not the least attraction of "Gwynne s Grammar" . . . [a book] with not the least wisp of dumbing-down in his composition . . . [He] does not deny that grammar can be hellishly complicated . . . [and] his definitions terse, logical, precise are among the best things in the book . . . I feel a certain elegance in what I have been taught and still take to be correct English.
Joseph Epstein, "The Wall Street Journal"
[Gwynne] is more in the mold of an 18th- or 19th-century grammarian than a modern-day prescriptivist . . . [His appeal ] has been less about the rules themselves and more about his ability to invoke pre-1960s, cold-shower rigor . . . For hundreds of years, English-speakers have reveled in scolding each other and being scolded about language . . . In another century someone may be quoting Gwynne with equal fondness, while our great-grandchildren take pleasure in getting scolded all over again "Gwynne s Grammar"has its undeniable pleasures.
Britt Peterson, "The Boston Globe"
Warm and utterly self-assured . . . Refreshingly opinionated . . . [Gwynne] is an unashamed prescriptivist . . . [and his] judgment is unambiguous . . . It doesn t matter how many academic linguists tell us that language changes over time . . . Educated people still want to know whether they should write amuck or amok, between or among .
Barton Swaim, "The Weekly Standard"
Dynamite to modern, child-centered education: a guide to the forgotten rudiments of the English Language.
Elizabeth Grice, "Daily Telegraph"
Curious and brilliant . . . it is wonderful that his crisp, lucid book has at last been embraced by the many.
Charles Moore, "The Spectator"
Witty, engaging and highly educational stuff.
"Times Educational Supplement"
A very useful, pertinent summary and it deserves both to be used and enjoyed.
Tony Little, head master, Eton College
Invaluable.
"Writing Magazine""

"[A] sprightly handbook . . . The examples are lively, the advice direct and confident. Some of it, once heard, won't be forgotten . . . Gwynne's certainty is infectious. When it comes to matters of language, people want order, clarity, and wit, not mushiness . . . The coercions of political correctness sway him not at all, and the sentimentality that urges us to respect the will and creativity of individuals, especially children, is altogether ousted . . . Therein lies the pleasure of the text. Not only does it reject the liberalization of usage, it counterattacks."
--Mark Bauerlein, First Things

"Mr. Gwynne is unflinchingly, unapologetically rear-guard . . . The personality of its author is not the least attraction of Gwynne's Grammar . . . [a book] with not the least wisp of dumbing-down in his composition . . . [He] does not deny that grammar can be hellishly complicated . . . [and] his definitions - terse, logical, precise - are among the best things in the book . . . I feel a certain elegance in what I have been taught and still take to be correct English."
--Joseph Epstein, The Wall Street Journal

[Gwynne] is more in the mold of an 18th- or 19th-century grammarian than a modern-day prescriptivist . . . [His appeal ] has been less about the rules themselves and more about his ability to invoke pre-1960s, cold-shower rigor . . . For hundreds of years, English-speakers have reveled in scolding each other and being scolded about language . . . In another century someone may be quoting Gwynne with equal fondness, while our great-grandchildren take pleasure in getting scolded all over again... Gwynne's Grammar has its undeniable pleasures."
--Britt Peterson, The Boston Globe

"Warm and utterly self-assured . . . Refreshingly opinionated . . . [Gwynne] is an unashamed prescriptivist . . . [and his] judgment is unambiguous . . . It doesn't matter how many academic linguists tell us that language changes over time . . . Educated people still want to know whether they should write 'amuck' or 'amok, ' 'between' or 'among'."
--Barton Swaim, The Weekly Standard

"Dynamite to modern, child-centered education: a guide to the forgotten rudiments of the English Language."
--Elizabeth Grice, Daily Telegraph

"Curious and brilliant . . . it is wonderful that his crisp, lucid book has at last been embraced by the many."
--Charles Moore, The Spectator

"Witty, engaging and highly educational stuff."
--Times Educational Supplement

"A very useful, pertinent summary and it deserves both to be used and enjoyed."
--Tony Little, head master, Eton College

"Invaluable."
--Writing Magazine

Book Description

A timely and beautifully designed guide to the English grammar we all know we ought to know

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 852 KB
  • Print Length: 210 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0091951453
  • Publisher: Ebury Digital (18 April 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00C799RX8
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars 212 customer reviews
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