|About the Book|
Grammar Made Clear uses clear language to explain grammatical terms.Grammar Made Clear is a different type of book.Many grammar books begin with terms readers do not know.Grammar Made Clear begins with everyday language and leads readers into grammatical terms.Dr. Tom Barth has 16 years of teaching experience. He knows from experience how to explain grammar in a way that anyone who speaks English can understand.Dr. Barth shows you how to analyze any sentence by identifying the phrases and clauses that are the building blocks of sentences.The opening chapters use clear language to discuss parts of speech (nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, prepositions, conjunctions), and later chapters use clear language to discuss phrases (such as prepositional phrases, adjectival phrases, adverbial phrases, noun phrases, and verbal phrases) and independent clauses as well as dependent clauses (such as subordinate clauses, relative clauses, noun clauses, and so on).The book concludes with a glossary that is also an index.Grammar Made Clear explains the grammatical terms that teachers and grammar books like to use.When you finish Grammar Made Clear, you will be confident and comfortable using grammatical terms in analyzing your own writing and in analyzing all writing.