Date: Fri, 11 Feb 1994 08:31:00 EST

From: "Dennis.Preston" 22709MGR[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MSU.BITNET

Subject: Re: An English Grammar Text

A descriptively oriented English grammar (with exercises) which might satisfy

Tim Frazer's request for a nonlinguistic audience is Max Morenberg's 'Doing

Grammar' (Oxford 1991). Don't be put off by the trees; they are simply diagram

devices, not your old generative grammar buddies.

My personal favorite of such small books (for that sort of audience) is,

however, Noel Burton-Roberts 'Analysing (sic) Sentences' (Longman, 1986). It

is theoretically much more sophisticated (without wearing it on its sleeve)

and gives teachers a much better feel for language structure.

Dennis Preston