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