Re: grammar book

Subject: Re: grammar book
From: "Parker, Cassandra M. (EXCH)" <CMPARKER -at- INTERMEDIA -dot- COM>
Date: Tue, 23 Dec 1997 12:57:38 -0500


Thank you so very much for the information that you provided to list
reader Paul. I too needed a good reference handbook with examples.
This is the precise reason I subscribed to this list. Not so much for
conversation but for information, of which I have obtained quite a bit.

I presently have "The Elements of Technical Writing" by Blake and Bly
but did not know about the others that you mentioned:

The Elements of Style
The Elements of Grammar
The Elements of Editing

I enjoy and find the one I have helpful so I'm excited about looking
into the purchase of the others.

Thanks again for the information you provided.

To all readers,
Have a Blessed and Merry Christmas!!!


>From: John A. Newman[SMTP:johnn -at- OTG -dot- COM]
>Sent: Tuesday, December 23, 1997 9:02 AM
>Subject: Re: grammar book
>My personal grammar bible is the _Harbrace College Handbook, 8th edition_
>by John C. Hodges and Mary E. Whitten published by Harcourt Brace
>Jovanovich, Inc. I picked it up in college many, many years ago and it
>has been a constant companion. It gives clear succinct rules with many
>examples. As a former high school English teacher I came across quite a
>few other grammar handbooks and none could match this one.
>carries the _Harbrace College Handbook (12th Ed Rev)_ by John C. Hodges
>and Suzanne Webb, the _Harbrace College Handbook, 13th ed._ by Suzanne
>Webb and _Harbrace College Handbook (13th Ed)_ by John Cunyus Hodges
>(Editor) and Winifred B. Horner. Don't ask me which one is the true
>successor, 'cause I don't know! Take your pick!
>Then there is always Strunk and White's _The Elements of Style_, a
>classic. Many times Strunk and White's is bundled together with _The
>Elements of Grammar_ by Margaret Shertzer and _The Elements of Editing_
>by Arthur Plotnik.
>I would recommend all four as excellent references. But if you just get
>one, I would recommend the _Harbrace College Handbook_ (sacrilege, I
>know, to the Strunk and White crowd, but _Handbook_ covers more ground
>and has more examples).
>John Newman
>OTG Software
>johnn -at- otgsoftware -dot- com
> -----Original Message-----
>From: sorcha [SMTP:sorcha -at- BBS -dot- MACNEXUS -dot- ORG]
>Sent: Tuesday, December 23, 1997 5:22 AM
>Subject: grammar book
> ----------------------------------------------------
>A friend at work recently asked if I could recommend a good basic English
>grammar book for work. Her request reminded me that I should add this
>to purely defensive weapon my arsenal, too.
>Can anyone advise us? Thanks.
>Paul Carr
>sorcha -at- bbs -dot- macnexus -dot- org
>Nollaig shona duit. Happy Christmas to you.
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