which renowned English grammar practice book for native speakers would you recommend - at best covering all the grammar thouroughly... ?which renowned English grammar practice book for native...

which renowned English grammar practice book for native speakers would you recommend - at best covering all the grammar thouroughly... ?

which renowned English grammar practice book for native speakers would you recommend - at best covering all the grammar thouroughly... ?

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litteacher8 | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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There are many web sites out there, but I like the Grammar Lady. The content is pretty comprehensive and there are topics throughout, from the simple to more complicated. It's also online, and students can refer back to it whenever they need to.
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which renowned English grammar practice book for native speakers would you recommend - at best covering all the grammar thouroughly... ?

which renowned English grammar practice book for native speakers would you recommend - at best covering all the grammar thouroughly... ?

I am an English teacher, and color me stupid, but I find English Grammar for Dummies to be quite useful.  During my first year teaching, I read through it, and it gave me a great foundation. 

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mwestwood | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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There are a couple of websites that assist people with English grammar:  www.grammarbook.com is one. enotes has language workshops in its documents section.  Many bookstores have portfolio-sized cards that assist with students trying to learn to form sentences, etc.

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mwestwood | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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Hodges' (sic) Harbrace Handbook is also a wonderful source.  Its chapters run through parts of speech, parts of the sentence, errors in sentence writing, agreements of subjects and verbs,  pronoun/antecedent agreement, punctuation, spelling tips, good usage, techniques for writing, errors in writing, variety in writing, planning, drafting, revising, editing of essays, and writing of arguments.

Very thorough, this handbook is used widely for Freshman English courses in colleges.

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drmonica | (Level 2) Associate Educator

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Great question! I have always relied on Strunk & White's The Elements of Style. It covers all of the basics and clearly explains grammar and conventions. When I was a high school classroom teacher I kept a copy handy for all of my students to use. You cannot go wrong with Strunk & White. It's a classic and has been for decades.

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cheezehustla | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

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i got a copy of strunk & white, however it suggests to write to-morrow instead of tomorrow and to-night and so on...

 

any other books I could use to learn the grammar thouroughly from ground up?

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