A Comprehensive Grammar of the English Language
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.
|Author||Randolph Quirk, Sidney Greenbaum, Geoffrey Leech, & Jan Svartvik|
|Subject||Comprehensive descriptive grammar of the English language|
|Media type||Print (Hardcover)|
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."
- 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.