Reviewed in the United States on July 23, 2019. 5 How did we arrive at the canonical eight? All through the ebook Garner describes customary literary English-the kinds that mark writers and audio system as educated customers of the language. I'd recommend this as a supplement to anyone in managing ed or proofreaders/copyeditors, though some parts are redundant with CMS, the dictionary, or house style guides. Reviewed in the United States on July 18, 2017. And any part of speech can function as an interjection. He was the same man who discovered oxygen: Joseph Priestley (1733–1804). Buy one of his usage books instead. As the subject of a sentence, a mass noun typically takes a singular verb and pronoun {the litigation is so varied that it defies simple explanation}. In his Rudiments of English Grammar, he listed these: • noun • adjective • pronoun • verb • adverb • preposition • conjunction • interjection15”. A common noun is the generic name of one item in a class or group {a chemical} {a river} {a pineapple}. The change in a noun or pronoun's form to indicate these properties is called declension. In 1782, Robert Ross wrote The American Grammar with the help of Aaron Burr (the president of Yale College and father to the future vice president and killer of Alexander Hamilton). And that's a good thing, as it focuses on helping writers at all levels. With "The Chicago Guide to English Grammar, Usage, and Punctuation," he has written the definitive guide for writers who want their prose to be both memorable and correct. The chapter on colons never explicitly states that an independent clause must almost always precede a colon. Click or Press Enter to view the items in your shopping bag or Press Tab to interact with the Shopping bag tooltip. Probeer het nog eens. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Few people can write on the English language with the authority of Bryan A. Garner. The author of "The" "Chicago Manual of Style" s popular Grammar and Usage chapter, Garner is adept at explaining the vagaries of English with absolute precision and utmost clarity. Examples don’t always relate to the rules they are intended to illustrate. A noun is a word that names something, whether abstract (intangible) or concrete (tangible). And that's a good thing, as it focuses on helping writers at all levels. Grammarians call collective nouns functioning this way quantifying collectives. The section on punctuation is in fact the weakest in the book. Even in recent years, though, the categories aren't fully settled: modern grammarians have set the number at three, four, six, seven, eight (the traditional number), nine, ten, eleven, twelve, and nineteen. The book also covers punctuation and word formation, concluding with an exhaustive glossary of grammatical terms and a bibliography of suggested further reading and references. "Proper words in their proper places." He answers the proverbial question of "that" v. "which," arguing in American usage "that" is the preferred relative pronoun. Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) is a service we offer sellers that lets them store their products in Amazon's fulfillment centers, and we directly pack, ship, and provide customer service for these products. It stays with you. Few folks can write on the English language with the authority of Bryan A. Garner. If you are an editor, or a writer of English, there's always more to learn about using language . This bar-code number lets you verify that you're getting exactly the right version or edition of a book. This shopping feature will continue to load items when the Enter key is pressed. Garner has taken over the reigns of English Usage from Fowler's, Reviewed in the United States on October 8, 2019. “This grammar book doesn’t shoot and leave. 022618885X (cloth : alkaline paper), 9780226188850 (cloth : alkaline paper), 9780226191294 (e-book) The result is a landmark resource that will offer clear guidelines to students, writers, and editors alike. As with collective nouns generally, syntax with expressions of multitude is governed by meaning and not by strict grammar — a phenomenon known as synesis or notional concord. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. (Compare a team to *an evidence, or two groups to *two luggages.) Garner makes a significant breakthrough here with his comprehensive work. This volume quickly took a place on my shelf of frequently referenced works along with Strunk & White, Webster's 3d International Dictionary, Black's Law Dictionary, and the Bluebook. Even a fraction that is plural in form is treated as singular if it's followed by of and a mass noun {two-thirds of Mary's garden is planted with gladioluses}. He classifies “through” in the sentence “I’d like to see the problem through” as a preposition (page 139), but “through” is an adverb in that instance.