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Cambridge Grammar of English Quotable quotes “Economy of words: text speak might not be attractive to grammar snobs, but it’s fit for purpose.” David Sillitoe TES Scotland “The most accessible, comprehensive grammar I have seen.” Michael Lewis - Author of The Lexical Approach “A richly comprehensive account of the grammar of the English language.” Professor David Nunan - University of Hong Kong “Indispensible to both native and non-native speakers.” Professor Karin Aijmer - University of Gothenburg “Goes significantly beyond the brief of most grammars of this kind.” Dr Franz Andres Morrissey - University of Bern “An excellent reference point.” Professor Marilyn Lewis - University of Auckland “Convoluted academic language is OK for the initiated, but the rest of us need plain English” Michael McCarthy, The Guardian, 11th April 2006 “…this new grammar of English is so welcome and so liberating. It contains the grammar we see and hear around us.” Geoff Barton, TES “This book isn't an enemy of standards or stringency: it's a stepping stone towards creating more self-aware, confident and precise users of English. “Geoff Barton, TES
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The Daily Telegraph Grammar is a question of manners By Dot Wordsworth (Filed: 22/03/2006) A repulsive piece of grammar is like a mangled frog left by the cat in the middle of the kitchen lino. It is not necessarily ill-intentioned, but the repellent effect increases according to the frequency of the offence. Take "like", as in, "I was like, 'Wow!' He was like, 'Come off it'." It is hardly a bit of grammar at all, more a kind of oral punctuation. The people who use it, usually young or would-be young, are extremely annoying. But a fat new book, the Cambridge Grammar of English, calmly notes that "like" is used to introduce direct speech, instead of "said". That is not the real crime. This new construction is at fault because it conveys abstract emotion by acting it out in invented dialogue. Instead of saying, "I was astonished," the speaker says, "I was like, 'Wow!' " That wouldn't be too bad once, but the sort of people who do it, do it all the time. It is more tedious than the old bad habit of reporting a conversation in the form: "So she says to me, 'You never.' And I says to her, 'I did.' " Grammar is a question of manners, practically of morals. Please don't take me for a language policewoman. Prepositions at the ends of sentences are easy to live with. For us to casually split an infinitive seems no worse than for a Frenchman to split the negatives ne and pas with an interposing verb. On the other hand, "Whatever", that infuriating response from the passively aggressive, is just rude. Other constructions are annoying because the speaker should know better. Kirsty Wark used the phrase "beg the question" the other night to mean "invite the question", which it doesn't. To "beg the question" means to fallaciously take as proved the very premise you are arguing in favour of. Yet the two professors behind the Cambridge Grammar, Ronald Carter and
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