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Fundamentals of English Grammar Paperback – January 1, 2007

ISBN-13: 978-0132353359 ISBN-10: 0132353350 Edition: 3rd

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 464 pages
  • Publisher: Pearson PTR Interactive; 3 edition (January 1, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0132353350
  • ISBN-13: 978-0132353359
  • Product Dimensions: 9.7 x 7.9 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #239,681 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From the Back Cover

A classic developmental skills text for lower-intermediate to intermediate students of English, Fundamentals of English Grammar is a reference grammar as well as a stimulating and teachable classroom text.

While keeping the same basic approach and material as in earlier editions, the Third Edition more fully develops communicative and interactive language-learning activities. Some of the new features are:

  • Numerous "real communication" opportunities
  • More options for interactive work in pairs and groups
  • Additional open-ended communicative tasks for both speaking and writing
  • Expanded error-analysis exercises
  • Interesting and lively new exercise material
  • New appendices for phrasaql verbs and prepositions

The program components include the Student Book, Workbook, Chartbook, Teacher's Guide, and Companion Website. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


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I was happy with the content of the book as well as the prompt service.
Sherry L. Schaffer
My ESL student couldn't understand why he should use a simple past tense versus a present perfect tense, and this book helped him.
G. Lee
At fifteen she could hardly read when I started home schooling her at the end of September.
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60 of 60 people found the following review helpful By G. Lee on July 29, 2006
Format: Paperback
As a teacher of many grade levels and English fluency levels, I found this book very useful. It has perhaps the best explanation I've read on "perfect" tenses. My ESL student couldn't understand why he should use a simple past tense versus a present perfect tense, and this book helped him.

The book features many useful charts on major and minor grammar topics. I find the charts very effective and easy to learn and teach. There are also plenty of exercises in this book, too.

I've used the book with 5th graders, 12th graders, and ESL adults. I highly recommend it. It's very well organized and quick, quick, quick to use in the classroom.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By The Hungry Reader on March 18, 2006
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At UC Berkeley, when I first started, several teachers recommended this book to me. I perused it and used it for the next 16 years - when the program was closed. The large number of exercises, the charts that really show how the verbs function (for visual learners), and the oral exercises (for aural learners and reinforcement) were invaluable. Even now, I sometimes refer to it for answers and ideas in specific areas. However, I must say that two teachers with whom I worked, really disliked this book, and never used it. But, 2 out of 28, still puts it pretty high on the list as far as I am concerned. I cannot recommend this book highly enough.

P.S. It is the mid-level book of a 3-book series. The other two are also excellent!
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 9, 2003
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I think this book is really wonderful. I have been teaching ESL/EFL for about eight years, and I have yet to see a book that is so complete. I teach English in Mexico, where everything the students have ever learned comes on a chart, so the charts are a HUGE help. What I most like about this grammar book is the oral exercises. Since I focus mostly on speaking and listening (due to my student's needs, of course) the students generally love the oral drills. I really recommend this book, especially for the oral practice of the grammar points. Any grammar book gives you boring fill in the blank exercises, but this book goes beyond that.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By ESL Teacher on February 28, 2008
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The Black Azar is always a favorite book for intermediate ESL students. Very interactive for a grammar book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ketan Patel on January 24, 2011
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i bought this for my wife, she just came to the US. She was having problems with her grammar in the beginning, but now it is improving with the help of this book i have bought her. Would recommend this to anyone who wants to learn grammar and any new comers to United States. Hope this review helps.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By K. Davis on April 9, 2010
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In January I began working as an ESL tutor for an intermediate to advanced student. I reviewed the many resources at the Milwaukee Achiever Center over 6-8 weeks. Betty Azar's Fundamentals of English Grammar was the book that helped me the most, not just with grammar but also with the pronounciation of words with s and ed at the end. So I purchased a used copy through Amazon.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By dviti on December 8, 2008
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The book is easy to understand. A lot of exercises to practice. I just want to have the answers at the end to compare and correct my work. But that's fine. It's been really usefull in my English classes.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mark on August 3, 2008
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I am new to Teaching ESL and/or EFL but every authority I have encountered says anything by Azar is great! Everything else you need, like ESL games, can be gotten free on the WEB; is also stated!
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