From: Perry L. Stepp (email@example.com)
Date: Tue May 19 1998 - 08:27:45 EDT
> From: Carl W. Conrad [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> At 4:50 PM -0400 5/18/98, Perry L. Stepp wrote:
> >1.) I found Machen useful because of the paradigms. But $45 is
> too much to spend for a set of paradigms. (No 20-cent puns, please.)
> As for (1) Any halfway decent book, and some that are less than halfway
> decent, should at least have an accurate set of paradigms; the paradigms
> don't change, so far as I've noticed, from one book to the next.
But Machen's paradigms were more complete than those available in other
beginning grammars I looked at--Davis, etc.
I wonder if my respect for Machen has more to do with the fact that I used
it in class as a student than anything else.
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