Videos may be useful for such things as car re-
pair or guitar lessons, but for grammar they
make no sense.
That is not true. I have some videos on grammar
items and they are very useful. However I managed
to download only a few such videos and they do not
present a short but complete information. I was
not able to find them more.
What are the advantages of such videos over written
articles? The disadvantages are enforced tempo,
poor navigation, and tiny scope. Every word that I
read has a full page of context immeately available,
whereas every word that I hear comes in isolation
from what precedes and what follows.
Do you have problems downloading videos that you
like? Virtually any video that you see on the web
can be ripped with proper software.
Maybe the books are good. I looked at their .html
For reading on the PC, it is the best of the formats
offered by Gutenberg.
But they present the attitude that I wanted to
avoid. I do not want to study English grammar. I
want to learn the most important rules as quickly
and simply as possibly ->
-> and be able to use them in conversation.
All aspects of English grammar are essential, so I
do not think you can safely omit any one of them.
You can, however, try learning English naturally, as
little children do their native language. But being
neither a child nor a native speaker, you are not
likely to succeed unless you live in an English-
3. A Manual of English Grammar and Compostion
by J.C. Nesfield
( I can share an electronic copy )
Thanks for your offer to share the copy but I am
afraid that it is kind of book like the previous
two. If not, please let me know.
The previous two are as dissimilar as can be:
Baskervill and Sewell's grammar is much smaller and
simpler than Goold Brown's magnum opus and is in-
tended to be accessible to learners:
Of making many English grammars there is no end;
nor should there be till theoretical scholarship
and actual practice are more happily wedded. In
this field much valuable work has already been
accomplished; but it has been done largely by
workers accustomed to take the scholar's point of
view, and their writings are addressed rather to
trained minds than to immature learners. To find
an advanced grammar unencumbered with hard words,
abstruse thoughts, and difficult principles, is
not altogether an easy matter. These things
enhance the difficulty which an ordinary youth
experiences in grasping and assimilating the
facts of grammar, and create a distaste for the
study. It is therefore the leading object of
this book to be both as scholarly and as practi-
cal as possible. In it there is an attempt to
present grammatical facts as simply, and to lead
the student to assimilate them as thoroughly, as
possible, and at the same time to do away with
confusing difficulties as far as may be.
As to Nesfield, his grammar is more like that of B&S
than of Goold Brown.
I am still loking for a complete but a concise,
short and easy to use video tutorial.
I cannot help you with that because your require-
ments are contradictory. You want to climb a fir
tree and not scratch yourself.
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