Item description for How Grammar Works: A Self-Teaching Guide (Wiley Self-Teaching Guides) by Patricia Osborn...
The theory behind this book is that effective language usage comes more easily to someone who has first understood the system of grammar than to someone who merely sets out to memorize a list of rules. Stressing the importance of effective English, this book gives readers the tools necessary to understand how and why grammar works.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.3" Width: 7.4" Height: 0.66" Weight: 0.85 lbs.
Release Date Aug 5, 2013
ISBN 0471243884 ISBN13 9780471243885
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More About Patricia Osborn
PATRICIA OSBORN, a professional editor and writer, taught grammar for many years and was chair of the English Department at Bowsher High School in Toledo, Ohio.
Reviews - What do customers think about How Grammar Works: A Self-Teaching Guide (Wiley Self-Teaching Guides)?
Sworn to excellance Jan 20, 2007
This very helpful study guide is one of the most thought provoking and challenging books that i have seen in a long time. For those of us who need a review of the principles of grammers, How Grammer Works, is a must have. The books unique format systematically guides your brain along old forgotten paths provoking recall while simultaniously stimulating new learning. I am completely satisfied with this book. I am sure a beginner can greatly benefit from this work also. Thank you this site for making it available.
Helpful and easy to use; some tiny errors Dec 30, 2000
As an instructional guide, this book is helpful and straightforward, and it's easy to zoom through the lessons. (Perhaps a little too easy.) Osborn's style is engaging, and the tone and appearance of the book are inviting. However, on a couple of finer points, I actually disagree with her examples, and I have noted a typo or two. I think this book would be appropriate for high school or undergraduate school students wanting to update their grammar skills; more serious writers, English majors, and journalists may want a reference with more punch, more detail, more examples, and more drills.