Author(s): Colman Ruth
Readers have eaten, shot, and left Lynne Truss's bestselling book on punctuation, suddenly realising how little they really know about grammar from their school days. Enter Ruth Colman and The briefest English grammar ever!. Originally handwritten and stapled together, Ruth says this concise no-nonsense guide is "designed for those who didn't learn grammar at school, particularly those now learning another language". It is also an essential reference in teaching English as a second other language (TESOL).
Ruth Colman grew up in a northern Sydney beach suburb and attended state schools. She has taught English at secondary schools in Australia and South-east Asia for more than ten years.
Preface; Intro; Sentences; Clauses and phrases; Words - and their functions; Nouns; Pronouns; Verbs; Adjectives; Adverbs; Prepositions; Conjunctions; Articles (or determiners); Exclamations; More about clauses in conclusion...