Date: Fri, 11 Feb 1994 10:13:16 EST


Subject: Re: An English Grammar Text

I teach English grammar courses fairly regularly for those in teacher

education programs and haven't yet found a really good book. I am

currently using Klammer and Schulz' _Analyzing English Grammar_, which

has fairly good explanations and some exercises. You might also want to

look at Martha Kolln's _Understanding English Grammar_, which is just

out in a 4th edition and has an accompanying workbook of exercises. The

grammatical treatment is fairly traditional, even to the extent of

relying almost exlusively on Reed-Kellogg diagramming. I think the book

is relatively non-threatening, though. I once used the 3rd edition and

found it to be much too simplistic, but a cursory thumbing through the

4th edition leads me to believe that extensive revisions were made.

Bruce Southard

Bruce Southard, English Department

East Carolina University

Greenville, NC 27858 (919)757-6041