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Friday’s Library Snapshot …

November 1, 2013

When I came across this book last week; I first smiled.  Then wondered how useful it might have been when realised that my children were not getting the English grammar lessons in school that they should.  They have gone on to excel in the their chosen careers so perhaps the harsh methods used in my day were not called for. 

Although I didn’t necessarily enjoy the methods used in my school days;  English grammar, spelling and mental arithmetic were drummed in with brutal monotony  and stood us in good stead; when further education was not an option. 

Images from A picture book of grammar by Yvonne Suzanne Baume Published by Frederick Warne

6 Comments leave one →
  1. November 1, 2013 8:29 am

    this is very helpful. Especially because kids are easily bored with text. Plus some English teachers are ironically not well versed with grammar…sometimes they give me headaches ;[

    • November 1, 2013 8:45 am

      Yes! my Daughter (40+) is a teacher and has to ask her little sister (25) for guidance

  2. Laura Bloomsbury permalink
    November 1, 2013 10:06 am

    am currently digesting “Strictly English: The correct way to write … and why it matters ” by Simon Heffer but this book seems to be more my level. Ah the good old days when children were taught the structure of their language let alone how to speak and use it well

  3. November 1, 2013 3:16 pm

    I am one of the few that likes grammar so….bravo!

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