A Comprehensive Grammar of the English Language
|Author||Randolph Quirk, Sidney Greenbaum, Geoffrey Leech, & Jan Svartvik|
|Subject||Comprehensive descriptive grammar of the English language|
|Media type||Print (Hardcover)|
A Comprehensive Grammar of the English Language (ISBN 9780582517349) is a descriptive grammar of English written by Randolph Quirk, Sidney Greenbaum, Geoffrey Leech, and Jan Svartvik. It was first published by Longman in 1985.
In 1991 it was called "The greatest of contemporary grammars, because it is the most thorough and detailed we have," and "It is a grammar that transcends national boundaries."
- Aarts, F. G. A. M., "A comprehensive grammar of the English language: The great tradition continued". English Studies, Vol. 69, Iss. 2, 1988 .
- John Algeo, "American English Grammars in the Twentieth Century", in Gerhard Leitner (Ed.), English Traditional Grammars: An International Perspective (Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 1991), pp. 113-138.
- Cambridge Catalogue
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