How Good is Your Grammar?

101 Quiz Questions - The Ultimate Test to Bring You Up to Scratch

by John Sutherland

  • Published: 06 Oct 2016
  • Price: £8.99
  • Format: B Format Paperback
  • Extent: 192p
  • ISBN: 9781780722856
  • Buy it now from Waterstones

John Sutherland, one of Britain’s most celebrated professors of English Literature, is here to test, stretch, amuse and instruct you with his definitive quiz on all things grammatical.

Why do purists insist that ‘television’ is wrong while ‘telephone’ is correct?

Was Bill Clinton taking risks with language as well as his presidency when he declared, ‘I did not have sexual relations with that woman’?

And can the use of ‘ain’t’ ever be defended, especially when there’s no sunshine when she’s gone?

This is neither a rule book nor a primer but a rollercoaster ride through the mysteries and magic of the world’s greatest language.

“Fascinating... In between questions, we have an array of interesting facts about how grammar rules have changed over the years and why they remain important.”
BookBag
“A delightful, wit-and-wisdom inspired book, with every page bringing a smile to the face and a 'crikey, yes' to the tongue.”
Lord Quirk of Bloomsbury
“Sutherland is English Literature's most distinguished librarian; erudite, perspicacious and warm-hearted.”
Jonathan Barnes, Times Literary Supplement

About John Sutherland

John Sutherland, one of Britain’s most celebrated professors of English Literature, is here to test, stretch, amuse and instruct you with his definitive quiz on all things grammatical. Why do purists insist that ‘television’ is wrong while ‘telephone’ is correct? [...]

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