Wednesday, September 20, 2006

The Quirk Grammar

could be a Robert Ludlum title, only perhaps not quite--in any case, David Crystal has a great list of his top ten favorite books on the English language at the Guardian. Hmmm, it would cost a fortune to buy all those--their textbook/referenceness makes books on language almost prohibitively expensive--but I do want to read the ones I haven't.

1 comment:

  1. I've had the Quirk grammar for years. Wonderful reading - it's descriptive, not prescriptive - but not so good if someone needs a quick answer to what's a dangling modifier, for example.