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Brehe’s Grammar Anatomy

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Steven Brehe, University of North Georgia

Copyright Year: 2018

ISBN 13: 9781940771496

Publisher: University of North Georgia Press

Language: English

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Reviewed by Michael Petersen, Professor, City Colleges of Chicago on 2/18/23

Brehe's Grammar Anatomy is equally as comprehensive as other standard basic grammar textbooks. Furthermore, the chapters sub-divide complex topics into more-easily digestible categories. Brehe manages to achieve this comprehensiveness while... read more

Reviewed by Samuel Hernandez, Instructor, James Madison University on 5/27/20

The book includes all, or nearly all elements of English grammar that can be included in a 300 or so pages book. This book is for those who already know English and wish to speak it better and learn the basic grammatical concepts of the language. read more

Reviewed by Sangbok Kim, Instructor, CU Boulder on 7/1/19

It covers all of the eight parts of speech in English grammar, the concepts of a phrase/clause that is composed of parts of speech, and the concepts of syntactic roles (e.g., subject, object). It provides an effective index and glossary. read more

Reviewed by Cathy Carroll , Journalism Instructor, Central Oregon Community College on 6/20/19

The book is quite comprehensive, and has an index and a glossary, too, which increases its user-friendliness. read more

Table of Contents

  • Introduction: Grammar? What Grammar?
  • 1 Together Forever: Subjects and Predicates
  • 2 The Indispensables: Nouns and Verbs
  • 3 Get Tense: Verb Tense, Principal Parts, and Irregular Verbs
  • 4 Tall, Dark, and Wordsome: Adjectives
  • 5 Inevitably, Adverbs
  • 6 Among the Prepositions
  • 7 You and I and the Personal Pronouns
  • 8 You Did What?: Verbs and Their Complements
  • 9 All Together Now: Conjunctions, Compounds, and Subordinate Clauses
  • 10 Sentencing Guidelines: Building Sentences with Clauses
  • 11 Relative Clauses, Which We Need
  • 12 I Know That You Know What They Are: Nominal Clauses
  • 13 They’re So Dependent: Distinguishing Dependent Clauses
  • 14 What, More?: Verbs and Voice, Infinitives, and Passive Complements
  • 15 They’re So Common: More on Nouns
  • 16 Zowie!: Interjections and the Eight Parts of Speech
  • 17 Those Verbing Verbals: Gerunds and Participles
  • 18 To Boldly Verb: Infinitives
  • 19 What’s That?: More Pronouns
  • 20 Many Things: (But no Cabbages or Kings)
  • 21 Keeping Those Little Puncs in Line: A Brief Review of Punctuation

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  • About the Book

    Brehe’s Grammar Anatomy makes grammar accessible to general and specialist readers alike. This book provides an in-depth look at beginner grammar terms and concepts, providing clear examples with limited technical jargon. Whether for academic or personal use, Brehe’s Grammar Anatomy is the perfect addition to any resource library.


    • Practice exercises at the end of each chapter, with answers in the back of the book, to help students test and correct their comprehension
    • Full glossary and index with cross-references
    • Easy-to-read language supports readers at every learning stage


    About the Contributors


    Steven Brehe, Ph.D., is a professor of English at the University of North Georgia. He has been with UNG for over 20 years and has taught Standard English Grammar, History of the English Language, Composition, and Professional and Technical Writing. Dr. Brehe was a contributing author on Contribute a Verse: An Introduction to First Year Composition from the UNG Press. He is a member of the Association of Teachers of Technical Writing.

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