Grammar-book advice

Frank Abate abatefr at EARTHLINK.NET
Fri May 4 09:42:03 UTC 2001


There is a serviceable, if old (1930s?) and very "traditional", grammar by
Curme (pron. "kerm").  It is in 2 volumes and is quite thorough, gives a
great deal of literary evidence, and is generally quite helpful and
enlightening.  It is not highly technical, in that it has not a whiff of
contemporary linguistic theory about it.  Someone with literary interests
would find it very useful.

Each volume of the Curme has a detailed index of subjects and words cited,
making it penetrable, if not "easy to use".  The Curme was long sold by
Larry Urdang's Verbatim Books service, and may still be available from
Verbatim Books.


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