End of ADS-L Digest - 26 Feb 1995 to 27 Feb 1995 ************************************************ There are 4 messages totalling 116 lines in this issue. Topics of the day: 1. Grammar course 2. Looking for some useful arguments 3. Ozark(s) 4. Long time, no see ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Tue, 28 Feb 1995 08:47:43 -0600 From: "Jeffrey H. Allen AXIS CONTRACT" Subject: Grammar course I am looking for a grammar book and/or course that can allow me to teach the basics of grammar in a time frame of 4-6 hours, including hands-on exercise time. The target group would have high school/first year college level English skills but have worked in the business sector for many years and have not necessarily continued reinforcing English skills through the college education track. The book/course must emphasize teaching the essentials of grammar (eg N,V,Adj, Adv, Prep, articles, demonstratives, connectors, phrases, clauses, relatives, comparative, superlative, etc) to technical writers who are neither English nor foreign language specialists. I do not want a writing seminar or book that aims at teaching typical business writing styles (memos, letters, faxes, e-mail), vocabulary buildup, commonly confused homonyms, avoiding sexist language, use of capitalization and punctuation, and the like. I need a real grammar course that can review the essentials for this target group within the time frame mentioned above. Please send your suggestions directly to me at: jhallen[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]indiana.edu OR USCATRHL[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]IBMmail.com Many thanks in advance, Jeff Allen