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  1. Skyler Myers Skyler Myers says:

    Every person of intelligence should be able to use his mother tongue correctly It only requires a little pains, a little care, a little study to enable one to do so, and the recompense is great PROs Lots of good information without wasted words Containsthan just grammar, such as the history of the English language Huge list of the best authors, poets, and booksCONs Some outdated usage of words, such as thou and thee was written in 1917 Entire sections are now almost irrelev Every person of intelligence should be able to use his mother tongue correctly It only requires a little pains, a little care, a little study to enable one to do so, and the recompense is great PROs Lots of good information without wasted words Containsthan just grammar, such as the history of the English language Huge list of the best authors, poets, and booksCONs Some outdated usage of words, such as thou and thee was written in 1917 Entire sections are now almost irrelevant, such as the letter writing section Not enough examples to solidify definitions and usage Becomes tedious and hard to concentrate on towards the middle of the book Much of the advice is common sense, such as read the masters In employing the long sentence the inexperienced writer should not strain after the heavy, ponderous type Johnson and Carlyle used such a type, but remember, an ordinary mortal cannot wield the sledge hammer of a giant Johnson and Carlyle were intellectual giants and few can hope to stand on the same literary pedestal. The book starts out as a nice refresher on the parts of speech, something almost all of us learn but few remember The usage of these words, such as adverbs and prepositions, came back to me with relative ease after reading the short definitions provided The problems arose when the book got intotechnical detail, such as instead of simply verbs , there are transitive intransitive verbs the tenses, etc One example to describe what a noun is is fine, but only one example for thetedious parts of speech simply isn t enough It got to the point where I was lost because he was using terms that he didn t solidify into the reader s mind, making me skim large portions of the book.The first half of the book is pretty much grammar review, then it goes into letter writing, which is almost completely useless today The most interesting part of the book was actually the end where it went over the history of the English language and how it developed There is also a very large section where he goes through the works of literary giants such as Shakespeare and Milton and shows that they are surprisingly filled with mistakes that the average person wouldn t notice This part, although slightly interesting, was much too pedantic for me.My favorite part of the book was actually the short list of greatest authors, poets, and books The problem is, he merely listed names instead of explaining why they were included It would have been nice to hear his reasoning on why he chose who he chose, such as what makes each writer uniquely great, or what makes certain books stand above the rest.Overall, I would not recommend this book unless you absolutely don t want to spend any money There are probably far better andupdated books for less than 3 The book does a lot of things, but none of them particularly well, and too much of it is useless for the modern reader In the works of Shakespeare, the most wonderful genius the world has ever known, there is the enormous number of 15,000 different words, but almost 10,000 of them are obsolete or meaningless today.


  2. Slightly Slightly says:

    If you merely read chapter 10 of this book, that alone will give reason for why i gave it 5 stars The first three or four chapters are forgetable and can be skipped It only tells of the grammar lessons everyone learned in elementary school Letter writing was so muchdignified back when Devlin wrote this book He gives great example sentences and lots of tips that I find useful today A lot of the suggestions are outdated, but instead of being useless they just show how far the craft has If you merely read chapter 10 of this book, that alone will give reason for why i gave it 5 stars The first three or four chapters are forgetable and can be skipped It only tells of the grammar lessons everyone learned in elementary school Letter writing was so muchdignified back when Devlin wrote this book He gives great example sentences and lots of tips that I find useful today A lot of the suggestions are outdated, but instead of being useless they just show how far the craft has fallen in the last century


  3. Ahmed Faiq Ahmed Faiq says:

    A very practical book, though it was written a century ago, it is a good choice for people interested in writing, this book can be considered a reference to go back to when needed The part which was pure grammar, it s rules and examples was a bit boring, but other parts like the last two chapters The English language and Masterpieces of Literature were amazing and highly recommended.


  4. Lissa Smith Reads& Lissa Smith Reads& says:

    4 Star Educational toolI purchased this simply because I have to take public speaking and writing to graduate from my Social Work Program I needed this as an educational tool to aide my writing and speech Being a 43 year college student is daunting having been 25 years since school I need all the help I can get.I just wish we could still put out books in groups on our kindle like I was able in 2011 I would love to mark one Education and keep this in it on hand at any time.


  5. Lindsay Lindsay says:

    Definitely got me thinkingabout how I use language, although I was proud to recognise a lot of the errors mentioned It was dated in some parts, and seemed to repeatedly talk about speaking and writing simply, with an excess of long words Some of my favourite quotes You can be joyful, playful, jocose, give vent to your feelings, but never stoop to low language and, above all, to language savouring in the slightest degree of moral impropriety Describe what you saw yesterday a fire, a ru Definitely got me thinkingabout how I use language, although I was proud to recognise a lot of the errors mentioned It was dated in some parts, and seemed to repeatedly talk about speaking and writing simply, with an excess of long words Some of my favourite quotes You can be joyful, playful, jocose, give vent to your feelings, but never stoop to low language and, above all, to language savouring in the slightest degree of moral impropriety Describe what you saw yesterday a fire, a runaway horse, a dog fight on the street If you are a woman throw aside the pen, sit down and darn your brother s, your father s, or your husband s socks, or put on a calico apron, take soap and water and scrub the floor on what to do if you fail at your desired journalistic career


  6. James James says:

    Having ordery and structured sentences are indicative of an orderly and structured mind I don t know about you, but I have a hard time remembering all the rules of written and spoken English taught in high school This little book is a great tool to keep many of those rules at the forefront.Yes, some of the rules seem rather dated, the use of which would make you soundlike a Victorian era English teacher thn an educated middle American None the less, the theories and principles found in Having ordery and structured sentences are indicative of an orderly and structured mind I don t know about you, but I have a hard time remembering all the rules of written and spoken English taught in high school This little book is a great tool to keep many of those rules at the forefront.Yes, some of the rules seem rather dated, the use of which would make you soundlike a Victorian era English teacher thn an educated middle American None the less, the theories and principles found in these pages are priceless, and if used properly, are sure to reward the reader with a confident presence and an attentive audience


  7. Asha Seth Asha Seth says:

    I hope to now speak and write correctly by eliminating errors I have been making Review to follow.


  8. Adrian Adrian says:

    A fantastic book that will help anybody who wants to improve their English and it s usage.


  9. Milton Milton says:

    Must read for any who loves English language


  10. Andrew Andrew says:

    I have no idea why I ended up having this book on my shelf to readbut I decided to take a look at it It really is a great book about how the English language is constructed and how to properly use the correct forms of words in your writing and speaking.The first part of the book was fairly interesting to me, but it very quickly becomes an in depth analysis of verb conjugations and sentence structure It would be a fantastic reference book, and one that I think a lot of people would benefit f I have no idea why I ended up having this book on my shelf to readbut I decided to take a look at it It really is a great book about how the English language is constructed and how to properly use the correct forms of words in your writing and speaking.The first part of the book was fairly interesting to me, but it very quickly becomes an in depth analysis of verb conjugations and sentence structure It would be a fantastic reference book, and one that I think a lot of people would benefit from reading however, it is basically just a text book and not one you should just sit down and read for enjoyment


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