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Practical Grammar and Composition   By: (1883-)

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Practical Grammar and Composition by Thomas Wood is an essential textbook for anyone looking to improve their writing skills. With its clear explanations and comprehensive examples, this book offers an accessible approach to learning grammar and composition.

One of the standout features of this book is its organization. The content is divided into logical sections, making it easy to navigate and understand. Starting with the basics, Wood gradually builds upon the reader's knowledge, ensuring a smooth and progressive learning experience.

The author's writing style is engaging and concise, which enables even those new to grammar to comprehend complex concepts. Wood avoids using overly technical language, making the subject matter approachable and relatable. Moreover, his use of real-life examples enhances the reader's understanding of how grammar and composition work in practical, everyday situations.

What sets this book apart from others is its emphasis on hands-on practice. Each chapter concludes with numerous exercises and writing prompts that allow readers to apply what they have learned. This interactive approach helps reinforce understanding and encourages active participation, ensuring that readers fully grasp the concepts being taught.

Another praiseworthy aspect is the book's attention to detail. Wood covers a wide range of grammatical rules, from simple sentence structure to nuanced topics such as tenses, conditionals, and punctuation. Additionally, he addresses common writing mistakes and provides useful strategies for improving overall composition and clarity.

While it is primarily a textbook, Practical Grammar and Composition goes beyond the traditional classroom setting. It caters to a diverse range of learners by offering explanations that accommodate various learning styles. Whether you prefer a step-by-step approach or a holistic overview, this book has it all.

One minor criticism is that the book occasionally presents a large amount of information in a short amount of space. While this could be overwhelming for some readers, it is counterbalanced by the author's clear explanations and practical examples. With a little patience and practice, anyone can follow along and succeed.

In conclusion, Thomas Wood's Practical Grammar and Composition is an indispensable resource for individuals seeking to improve their grammar and composition skills. With its logical organization, engaging writing style, and emphasis on practical application, this textbook is a comprehensive guide that will benefit both students and professionals. Whether you are a beginner or an advanced writer, this book will undoubtedly enhance your understanding and proficiency in grammar and composition.

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This book was begun as a result of the author's experience in teaching some classes in English in the night preparatory department of the Carnegie Technical Schools of Pittsburg. The pupils in those classes were all adults, and needed only such a course as would enable them to express themselves in clear and correct English. English Grammar, with them, was not to be preliminary to the grammar of another language, and composition was not to be studied beyond the everyday needs of the practical man.

Great difficulty was experienced because of inability to secure a text that was suited to the needs of the class. A book was needed that would be simple, direct and dignified; that would cover grammar, and the essential principles of sentence structure, choice of words, and general composition; that would deal particularly with the sources of frequent error, and would omit the non essential points; and, finally that would contain an abundance of exercises and practical work.

It is with these ends in view that this book has been prepared. The parts devoted to grammar have followed a plan varying widely from that of most grammars, and an effort has been made to secure a more sensible and effective treatment... Continue reading book >>

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