This book has many things going for it. The lessons are simple and direct. The exercises constantly repeat what has been formerly taught. New ideas are approached incrementally in digestible form. The nature of the exercises forces the students to use what they have learned. In particular this is true with the formula sentences the students are required to produce almost immediately. This book is different. Yes, it is a lot of work, but there is no such thing as a free lunch in learning how to write. The total focus in this book is on the sentence. Grammar is a means, not an end.
- how to create, place and punctuate relative clauses in order to write more sophisticated sentences.
- a simple procedure to reduce the number of words in a sentence to help you search for subjects and verbs.
- to use a simple chart that unlocks the mystery of differentiating the major parts of speech.
- how to actually use the words and structures you are being taught in your own sentences.
- the fundamentals of grammar in such a way that you will not forget them but will use them effectively.
- the secrets of putting two ideas into one sentence with correct punctuation every time.