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Great old-school grammar textbook!
on February 1, 2016
I was looking for a grammar book for my son in middle school. There are so many grammar workbooks out there, & I have certainly been an enthusiastic consumer of them. Some of them have been helpful, others have languished on my bookshelf with only a few pages done. This book I bought because it looked a little similar to what I used in junior high, & after I received it, I realized I did indeed use one of the Warriner editions decades ago. The textbook is really old-school, which was what I wanted. It really breaks down everything & teaches the basics, plus usage and writing.
Somehow it has become unfashionable to teach grammar at school these days, but the kids are expected to be able to write in high school (without being properly taught!). I used this book and became able to write, & I'm hoping it will be the case with my son. The only drawback is that this is not in a workbook style (more like a textbook) so I really have to do it with him, rather than have him work independently. But if you don't mind spending the time, this book is great for those searching for an old-school grammar curriculum.