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Will make it harder to surf the Internet
I bought the audio cassettes of this course mumblety-mumble years ago, when I was in college, and have played them again many times over the years. I listen to these lectures not only to refresh my knowledge of grammar but also to improve how to explain a grammatical issue to others. Covers a lot of basic material compactly but clearly, from the meaning of a sentence to the difference between "like" and "as." The first lecture lays out the difference between an objective approach to grammar and the traditionalist (intrinsicist) or modern (subjectivist) approaches. Peikoff also makes good use of the best classic discussions, like Fowler's Modern English Usage and Foerster and Steadman's Writing and Thinking.
From: David Brown | Date: 10/22/2012 12:54 AM
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What I meant by the perhaps too elliptical title of my previous comment, "Will make it harder to surf the Internet," is that if you really internalize the principles Peikoff explicates you're going to pick up on grammatical errors much more easily (and know why they're errors). The Internet has virtually no barriers to entry, so that many corners of it are particularly rife with grammatical lapses. The better you know grammar, the more obvious the thicket you have to wade through.
From: David Brown | Date: 3/21/2013 12:47 AM
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Simply an outstanding course on grammar
For those who both enjoy and want to master the proper use language, this course delivers fully.  If you are a fan of Leonard Peikoff's lectures you will find this one just as informative and convivial as his others.  There's objectivism in here, but no moral philosophy or politics.  

The accompanying exercises provided great practice to help in applying and mastering the principles taught.
From: tomer strolight | Date: 4/6/2013 5:05 AM
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