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I Found a 1930s Grammar Textbook in My Closet

January 15, 2019

If you think this cover is drab, wait until you see the pages.

Old books are awesome!  When I was going through a bunch of stuff in my closets a few months ago, I found this old grammar book from the 1930s.  I actually got excited about it.

If I had found a grammar book from 1983, I wouldn’t have cared because it probably would have brought back accurate memories of school.  Unlike some people my age, I’m not nostalgic about my childhood.  It was good (especially when I hear about other people’s tales about growing up), but adulthood is way better.

Finding a 1930s textbook is great because I’m not the one who had to suffer through it.  Some other poor fool (I mean that in a nice way) had to endure this book decades ago.  If I choose to skim this book, I won’t get penalized in any way.

So let’s take a few minutes and peruse this ye olde book of Depression era English.  There’s a lot to learn from this book, and most of it has nothing to do with grammar.

  1. Do you know what grade level the book is?

    • Either ninth or tenth grade. It was issued by a high school, and the cover says First Year (but my hand is covering it in the video thumbnail).

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