Whether trained in the modern school of dry-as-dust diagramming of English grammar, or the stream-lined modern experimental system, the readers of this fascinating modern grammar will find that his own progress towards impeccable English will be forwarded. Everyone is confronted now and again by a challenge to something in the spoken or written expression. Here is a chance to know your rules, the whys and wherefores, and the hows of breaking them judiciously. If you are already word conscious, it will make you more so. Every part of speech gets a double going over,- rules for understanding its every phase, uses, purposes and effects -- and the pitfalls thereof. Commonsense flexibility, punctuation on a functional basis, and a convincing case for correct English as a part of every educated person's equipment, make this a valuable book for all ages.