Re: Machen's grammar

On Fri, 16 Sep 1994, Dan G. McCartney, Westminster Semin wrote:

> But all these bring up a caveat with regard to Machen.  That is, it needs a
> knowledgeable teacher to be used effectively.  Precisely because Machen
> over-simplifies, a teacher must be available to further explain.  If a student
> studied Machen and then stopped, he would be left with some misleading notions.
> I rather wish that Machen could be up-dated -- preserving the essential
> structure and simplicity, but giving a bit more grammatical background
> (assuming less knowledge of grammatical terms) and perhaps fleshing out the
> syntactical description. 

I wholeheartedly agree.  I am still using Machen because it provides a 
brief, simple structure onto which I can impose my own opinions :^) 
It's most serious drawback, as far as I am concerned, is the obscene price.

Philip Graber
Emory University