Our Mother Tongue: An Introductory Guide to English Grammar

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Canon Press, Aug 1, 2003 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 183 pages
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The importance of the spoken and written word in Christian culture cannot be overestimated. In this English grammar guide, Nancy Wilson surveys the major concepts in English grammar for beginners at the late elementary and junior high level, or even adults seeking a brush-up. Our Mother Tongue dishes up examples and exercises that go beyond the stereotypical, contrived sentences serving merely to illustrate a point, and relies on selections from Scripture and great English literature to instruct students with regard to content, style, and structure. In addition to a helpful format that highlights key definitions, punctuation issues, and important concepts, short historical sidebars tell the fascinating story of the development of English. Nancy Wilson continues the traditional and challenging exercise of sentence diagramming, which trains students to quickly analyze the structure of any given sentence. The grammatical explanations, the logic of diagrams, and the rhetoric of her examples blend with complementary emphases to create a helpful classical and Christian text. Recommended for grades 5-8

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User Review  - Andrea Fithian - Christianbook.com

I was so happy to find Our Mother Tongue: A Guide to English Grammar. This is a wonderful resource to either teach from or review basic grammar concepts. The examples and explanations are clear and ... Read full review

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User Review  - Kaye - Christianbook.com

This book is very similiar in nature to First Language Lessons for the Well Trained Mind but adds a religious twist. It starts by devoting a section to learning the 8 parts of speech and goes on in ... Read full review

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