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English Grammar In Use with Answers and CD ROM: A Self-study Reference and Practice Book for Intermediate Students of English Paperback – May 10, 2004

ISBN-13: 978-0521537629 ISBN-10: 0521537622 Edition: 3rd

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Product Details

  • Series: Grammar in Use
  • Paperback: 390 pages
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 3 edition (May 10, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0521537622
  • ISBN-13: 978-0521537629
  • Product Dimensions: 7.8 x 0.8 x 10.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (67 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #369,191 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Book Description

English Grammar in Use Third edition is a fully updated version of the classic grammar title. It retains all the key features of clarity and accessibility that have made this book so popular with students and teachers alike. This hardback edition, with answers and CD-ROM, is ideal for self-study. The CD-ROM includes hundreds of interactive exercises to reinforce the language learned in the book.

Customer Reviews

She was very happy to receive this book!
L. Ledford
When students have difficult grammar questions, I often check with this book since the explanations are clear and easy to understand.
T. Hooper
I highly recommend this book for learning or reviewing English grammar.
Cosmin

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121 of 122 people found the following review helpful By T. Hooper on April 13, 2005
Format: Paperback
As an English teacher, I use this book as my grammar bible. This book comes in two volumes: one for beginners and one for intermediate students. Each book covers over 100 grammar points. Each point gets two pages. On one page there is an excellent explanation of the grammar point along with examples. On the facing page, lots of grammar exercises are provided.

I don't use this as my classroom text since the activities don't lend themselves to communication. However, the communicative texts I do use either have poor or non-existant grammar explanations. When students have difficult grammar questions, I often check with this book since the explanations are clear and easy to understand. If students request some practice homework, then I let them do the grammar exercises as homework. It really helps students improve their accuracy.

I definitely recommend this to English teachers and students who are studying English. It would be a great reference book, and a great self-study supplement for students. If you can only afford to buy one volume, I recommend the intermediate one because it answers some really difficult grammar questions well.
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86 of 90 people found the following review helpful By VENTURINI VIVIANA on July 2, 2004
Format: Paperback
I've just bought the new edition with CD-Rom of the famous grammar book I used to study when I was a university student and I am really impressed about it.
The book has 144 units, on the left pages you have the grammar explanations with useful coloured drawings and on the right pages a series of exercises. The answers are given at the end of the book.
The CD-Rom can be installed onto your computer or just be run without installing the files onto your hard disk, but in both cases the CD-Rom must be in the drive.
The homepage is user-friendly indeed. In the middle you have the exercises menu and around it the function icons. What surprised me a lot was the presence of audiofiles. Once you have completed an exercise, you can even listen to the sentences by clicking on the loudspeaker icon and even record your own voice for comparison.
By holding down CTRL and left-clicking the mouse button on a word, the glossary opens and gives you the explanation of the word you don't know, and if you are connected to the Internet, you can have a look at the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary online, a dictionary with CD-Rom which I recommend to buy.
You can print all the exercises with or without the answers, have your scores memorized, receive a feedback for each mistake with useful notes on which unit of the grammar book to revise, and you know what? Both teachers and students can create their own tests by a simple click of the mouse! Just click on "Tests" and choose the language areas you like - the software will pick up the sentences for you from the database, after that you are asked to enter the number of questions for your test, from 1 till 25. The topics are those of the main menu, i.e.
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58 of 62 people found the following review helpful By clonsheefior on January 19, 2006
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This is a well-planned book with a clear and manageable format, but if you are using it as an aid to teaching American English, be prepared to explain such differences as the numerous Britishisms in vocabulary, and why there are terms similar to "in Broad Street" as opposed to "on Broad Street," as well as other British English grammar variations. Students in the U.S. who are learning from the book without an instructor may not realize this at all and find the usage confusing.

The explanations are concise and clear. In a few cases the format can force some complex issues to be squeezed into the same allotment of two pages that is given to more readily learned topics, and I have to rely on additional books for more exercises. But the book's advantages far outweigh this.

Overall I find this an excellent book, but I long for a purely American English edition, so I can use it with fewer caveats to my students.

***Yippee! An American English version has become available since this review was written.***
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Cosmin on October 30, 2006
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I have this book for intermediate students and also have the one with red cover for beginners. Initially bought this and other books to review grammar for Toefl and this was the only one I ended up using it. My friend is using the red book and that is very good for somebody who starts learning English.

I highly recommend this book for learning or reviewing English grammar. It's well organized easy to follow and understand. It covers all I was interested in to review and learn.

Thank you for the book.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Eddie Landsberg VINE VOICE on October 11, 2008
Format: Paperback
I always keep a copy of this and PRACTICAL ENGLISH GRAMMAR within reach when I teach.
Its very good when I have to put together an impromptu grammar lesson, especially on a point that I've totally forgotten. The only catch is that (as another reviewer pointed out), the book uses British English... and sometimes as an American teacher I have to think a bit. (Usually I explain this to the student.)
Of course, if you teach E(F)L, its a good idea for the student to be aware of both British and American English, so maybe its not so bad.
The only other thing to be aware of is that each lesson consists of a page with explanations and examples, then follow up exercises... If you are teaching be sure to study the explanation page before class... you can really get yourself into trouble if you try to BS through it on the go.
(Of course, many teaching situations don't give teachers any prep time and adequate information on the class before going in the room. I've returned to EFL teaching on a part time basis to supplement my income and must admit, ideal situations that allow for adequate prep are almost as rare as my memory of a lot of the grammar points I learned in my training years ago!)
To get around this, here's what I do...
Sometimes if a student asks a question and I am not ready to answer it, I simply photo copy the chapter and say (with a pretentious all knowing look on my face) - - "I'll tell you what... take this home, read it... and your homework is to do A and B," then I make up "conversation substitution drills and dialogues" using the grammar points to reinforce the written element of the book, sometimes using SBS flash cards to prompt the forms.
Slick, ey?
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Raymond Murphy's legendary titles are known and loved the world over, and have given literally millions of students the tools they need to tackle English grammar head-on. Raymond taught English as a foreign language for 17 years in Germany and the UK, but since 1988 has been a full-time writer of EFL materials.