A Review of English Grammar for Students of Biblical Greek (and Other Ancient Languages): A Thorough Self-Study Program For Ages Twelve Through Adult
by Harvey Bluedorn
Students who know and understand well their own language grammar are better prepared to study the grammar of other languages. This Review of English Grammar takes this principle one step further, providing a review of the basic categories of English grammar, but written from the point of view of Greek grammar. In other words, this book fits English grammar into the mold of Greek grammar – as best as that can be done. Many of these adaptations to Greek grammar will also help with understanding other ancient and modern languages. So this book can be adapted for use with any Greek program as well as for use with other ancient and modern language programs.
This Review of English Grammar is built on the traditional descriptive-functional model of grammar combined with a formal-structural model of grammar. These fancy hyphenated words simply mean that we describe words according to their normal function, but we also consider the form of a word and the way in which a word fits into the structure of a sentence. It uses the older Reed-Kellogg schematic method of sentence diagramming because this method adapts well to these two models of grammar, and because this method displays well the structure and logic of the sentence.
This Review of English Grammar does not use the tree diagramming method which was developed in order to illustrate relationships within a sentence according to what is called a transformational-generative model of grammar – a model which has led to the development of “whole language” instruction and such practices as “invented spelling.”
This Review of English Grammar is a programmed-interactive grammar. Programmed means that the text arranges all of the information which the student needs in a way which is self-instructional. Interactive means that the material is written in a digestible format which causes the student to interact with the text in order to master the material.
The text is laid out in a fully enumerated and indented outline format (with hanging paragraphs) so that the student can easily locate different levels.
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