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    #1

    word order

    Which of these sentences is better? Grammar books or books on grammar? Grammar rules or rules of grammar?
    Thanks in advance.

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    #2

    Re: word order

    These are not sentences, just groups of words. Depending on the rest of the sentence, one might be better than the other, but without more context, they're equal.

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    #3

    Re: word order

    Both are acceptable. I would say "books on grammar" is more formal than "grammar books".
    I am not a teacher.

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    #4

    Re: word order

    Sorry, I wrote sentence instead of 'phrases or group of words'
    I give you some contexts: 'These explanations are in grammar books/ in books on grammar' According to the rules of grammar/ grammar rules, what you've written is incorrect.


    I also say books on grammar, but I want to know if the other prhases are correct too.
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    #5

    Re: word order

    Please edit the above to correct the spelling of phrase(s).

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    #6

    Re: word order

    Quote Originally Posted by ronao View Post
    'These explanations are in grammar books/ in books on grammar'
    I think you can simply say 'These explanations are in grammars', but I am not a teacher.

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    #7

    Re: word order

    In BrE at least, we don't use "grammars" as a replacement for "grammar books".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #8

    Re: word order

    I think 'book about grammar' sounds right.

    not a teacher.

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    #9

    Re: word order

    A book about grammar is not the same as a grammar book.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #10

    Re: word order

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    A book about grammar is not the same as a grammar book.
    Isn't 'a grammar book' 'a book about grammar? Or is it 'book of grammar'?

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