Can you reccommend a good, in-depth primer on grammar?
June 6, 2010 11:31 AM Subscribe
Can you reccommend a good, in-depth primer on grammar? I don't mean where to use a comma, but rather a clear definition of, for example, nominative, accusative, dative and genitive cases. What exactly are tense, mood, person, number, and voice. That kind of thing.
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Obviously I know some of this, but I would like a more cohesive understanding. My education was seriously lacking on these points, with most teachers focusing on things like where to use a semicolon. Useful, but not really in-depth. For day to day usage of English that's fine, but when trying to learn foreign languages it's difficult to try to muddle through what exactly is meant by: "However there is another sub-class (class 3) with strong masculine nouns that always declines with -ar in the genitive singular and -ir in the nominative plural."