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.