Loving Grammar keeps things simple. You learn clear grammar rules without exception.
It skips the simple grammar stuff that everybody already knows while focusing on the materials that high school students don't know.
As I write and teach my students to write, I often find myself quoting the very same example sentences Mr. Lund taught us in class to demonstrate each rule. I’ve never seen another grammar curriculum so effective in instilling and sustaining strong grammar skills in students.
What is the difference between a past and a present participial phrase? And what is a gerund? Now I can answer these questions confidently. What made me learn it was that the book keeps things simple—you learn clear rules without a lot of exceptions. I think the most important part was the mastery exams. This is where you have to know certain material (like memory sentences) before taking the test. I did get some zeros, but now I really know the material.
I have learned more in one semester than in all of my ten other years of school. As I did my Clamdigging assignments, it felt as though Mr. Lund was right there talking to me in person—like a tutor. This would be a great for homeschooling students because they could do most of it on their own. Anyone could teach from this book because it is so straightforward and clear. I would recommend this book to anyone; it has changed my writing forever!