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A Practical English Grammar Paperback – July 31, 1986

ISBN-13: 978-0194313421 ISBN-10: 0194313425 Edition: 4th

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press; 4 edition (July 31, 1986)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0194313425
  • ISBN-13: 978-0194313421
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.7 x 5.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #546,636 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A. J. Thomson was born in Ireland and educated in Trinity College at Dublin University. She has taught English in a Polish school, in Spain and in an ILEA College for adults in London. Agnes V. Martinet was born and educated in Edinburgh and gained an MA in Languages from Edinburgh University. She has taught English to adults from various nationalities in the UK, and taught English in Spain for two years.

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29 of 30 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 21, 2003
Format: Paperback
This is great book. I bought it almost 10 years ago when I was a "intermediate lerner" and I still use it to refresh my memory from time to time.
It has very clear examples and explanations.
You may read it back to back, you may also jump directly to the topic of interest, because each section is self contained.
It is not burdened by contrived stories about improbable characters running through other intermediate books. This is a book of rules; it goes directly to the point and gives one or two lines long, self-contained examples.
If you are a very advanced lerner you may need to supplement this book, but haven't found another book that does a job as good as this one at a more advanced level. So now, I mainly refer to this book, and in the rare occasions I don't find my answer there I usually have to scavenge dozens of books to find the answer I am looking for
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26 of 31 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 9, 2003
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I was first recommended this book by my English teacher when I was in high school. I read it through and felt I got a pretty good idea about English grammar and English usage in general. It was 15 years ago. Since then I completed my undergraduate and graduate degrees in institutions where English was the language of instruction, and continue using English on work. Often when I see grammar mistakes in writing or speaking, I realise that it was explained in this book and feel greatful what it taught me. I have read many other grammar books but whenever I am not sure, I still go back to this book. My teacher who recommended me this book said exactly the same thing. So I strongly recommend this book for foundation and referrence for English grammar, for those who have not found grammar book they are satisfied with.
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15 of 20 people found the following review helpful By J. Ray on April 4, 2005
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This book is probably okay for someone for whom English is a second language. However, if you are writing and want to brush up on the basics again, a better book would be The Elements of Grammar by Margaret Shertzer.
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It is for all students who want to learn the english grammar with many exercises.
It is clear and practical.
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By Len Thornquist on October 3, 2013
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I have been teaching English since 1975 and have been using the various editions of this grammar since then. It is just what it's title says it is - a practical grammar. I provides easy to understand explanations along with relevant examples.
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By Amazon Customer on August 29, 2013
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It is helping me stock pile my books for when I teach ESL. This is a great exercise book. And the seller was very good about his product quality. I am very happy with my selection.
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By Ana on October 25, 2012
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I've learned from this book as a student,also my younger sister was using it and now our children are learnig english grammar with this book. Great and easy understanding style, Ana
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The book was in Like New condition and I received it quick and the way it was described. This book is very useful for those who wants to improve their grammar and writing skills, especially.
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