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Geraldine Woods ... Get the last word on English grammar: Grasping the intricacies of the English language doesn't need to be tricky, and this down-to-earth guide breaks everything down in ways that make sense—Revealing rules, tips, and tricks to eliminate confusion and gain clarity, English Grammar For Dummies gives you everything you need to communicate with confidence! Good grammar lays the foundation for speaking and writing clearly. This easy-to-follow book will help you become a more articulate, effective communicator. Covering everything from the building blocks of a sentence to those pesky rules of punctuation, it offers the practical guidance you need to communicate in a way that would make any English teacher proud. Improve your speaking skills - Clearly compose written communications - Get the latest techniques for continuous improvement - Write a winning college entrance exam or compelling business presentation. Stop worrying about the grammar police and become more confident with your words!

Info-Details: 408 pages - Publisher: For Dummies; 3rd edition (May, 2017) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 1119376599 - ISBN-13: 978-1119376590 ...

Andrea DeCapua ... 439 pages - Publisher: Springer; 2nd edition (August, 2016) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 3319339141 - ISBN-13: 978-3319339146 ...

Updated and revised with more examples and expanded discussions, this second edition continues the aim of providing teachers with a solid understanding of the use and function of grammatical structures in American English. The book avoids jargon and presents essential grammatical structures clearly and concisely. Dr. DeCapua approaches grammar from a descriptive rather than a prescriptive standpoint, discussing differences between formal and informal language, and spoken and written English. The text draws examples from a wide variety of authentic materials to illustrate grammatical concepts. The many activities throughout the book engage users in exploring the different elements of grammar and in considering how these elements work together to form meaning. Users are encouraged to tap into their own, often subconscious, knowledge of grammar to consciously apply their knowledge to their own varied teaching settings. The text also emphasizes the importance of understanding grammar from the perspective of English language learners, an approach that allows teachers to better appreciate the difficulties these learners face.  Specific areas of difficulties for learners of English are highlighted throughout.

Paul Thompson, Giuliana Diani ... 350 pages - Publisher: Cambridge; 1st edition (April, 2015) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 1443874396 - ISBN-13: 978-1443874397 ...

The analysis of academic genres and the use of corpus resources, methods and analytical tools are now central to a great deal of research into English for Academic Purposes (EAP). Both genre analysis and corpus investigations have revealed the patterning of academic texts, at the levels of lexicogrammar and discourse, and have led to richer understandings of the variations in such patterning between genres and between disciplines. The thirteen contributions included in this volume address issues in academic discourse studies from a range of perspectives: namely, corpus-based research into EAP at the lexicogrammatical and genre levels (Section 1); intercultural EAP research (Section 2); English as a Lingua Franca in academic communication (Section 3); and the relationships between corpus, genre and pedagogy in EAP, with an emphasis on implications and applications (Section 4). The collection is aimed primarily at teachers, students and researchers of EAP and applied corpus linguistics, but will also interest applied linguists in general. The emphasis of the contributions varies from studies with predominantly linguistic orientations to those focussing on practical applications.

Ken Hyland, Philip Shaw ... 670 pages - Publisher: Routledge; (January, 2016) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 1138774715 - ISBN-13: 978-1138774711 ...

The Routledge Handbook of English for Academic Purposes provides an accessible, authoritative and comprehensive introduction to English for Academic Purposes (EAP), covering the main theories, concepts, contexts and applications of this fast growing area of applied linguistics. Forty-four chapters are organised into eight sections covering: Conceptions of EAP - Contexts for EAP - EAP and language skills - Research perspectives - Pedagogic genres - Research genres - Pedagogic contexts - Managing learning. Authored by specialists from around the world, each chapter focuses on a different area of EAP and provides a state-of-the-art review of the key ideas and concepts. Illustrative case studies are included wherever possible, setting out in an accessible way the pitfalls, challenges and opportunities of research or practice in that area. Suggestions for further reading are included with each chapter. The Routledge Handbook of English for Academic Purposes is an essential reference for advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students of EAP within English, Applied Linguistics and TESOL.

Els Van Geyte ... 192 pages - Publisher: HarperCollins UK; (November, 2013) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 0007507100 - ISBN-13: 978-0007507108 ... 

A step-by-step guide to writing better academic essays: Using this guide will teach students the skills and strategies needed to write well-structured essays, reports, and case studies, and achieve academic success at school. They will learn how to interpret the question; structure their work; paraphrase, quote, and reference sources; avoid plagiarism; and understand their reader. This guide includes a complete 2500-word model essay.

Rodney Huddleston, Geoffrey K. Pullum ... 
322 pages - Publisher: Cambridge Univ. Press; (February, 2005) ...
Language: English - ASIN: B00AKE1T2Y by Amazon Digital Services ...

This groundbreaking undergraduate textbook on modern Standard English grammar is the first to be based on the revolutionary advances of the authors' previous work, The Cambridge Grammar of the English Language (2002). The analyses defended there are outlined here more briefly, in an engagingly accessible and informal style. Errors of the older tradition of English grammar are noted and corrected, and the excesses of prescriptive usage manuals are firmly rebutted in specially highlighted notes that explain what older authorities have called 'incorrect' and show why those authorities are mistaken. This book is intended for students in colleges or universities who have little or no previous background in grammar, and presupposes no linguistics. It contains exercises, and will provide a basis for introductions to grammar and courses on the structure of English not only in linguistics departments but also in English language and literature departments and schools of education.

Vince Michael, Peter Sunderland ... 
336 pages - Publisher: Macmillan Education; 2nd edition (May, 2003) ...
Language: English - ISBN-10: 1405007621 - ISBN-13: 978-1405007627 ...

This text is designed to revise and consolidate grammar points at the level of CAE and Proficiency exams, and this edition has been revised to include proficiency material in the format of the 2002 exam. It is available with key.

Michael McCarthy, Felicity O'Dell ... 304 pages - Publisher: Cambridge Univ. Press; 2nd edition (January, 2014) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 1107637767 - ISBN-13: 978-1107637764 ...

A second edition of the best-selling vocabulary practice book, ideal for self-study or classroom use. English Vocabulary in Use Advanced with answers and CD-ROM is the highest level in the family of best-selling vocabulary reference and practice books from Cambridge. Vocabulary is clearly presented and contextualised on left-hand pages, with practice activities on facing right-hand pages. The book includes 100 units presenting new words in context, showing advanced learners how to use them, and highlighting common mistakes. It is informed by the Cambridge International Corpus to ensure that the vocabulary is useful, relevant and up-to-date.

Stuart Redman, Ruth Gairns ... 144 pages - Publisher: Cambridge University Press; (January, 2001) ...
Language: English - ISBN-10: 0521779804 - ISBN-13: 978-0521779807 ...

This addition to the best-selling English Vocabulary in Use series provides 100 vocabulary tests based on English Vocabulary in Use pre-intermediate and intermediate. It is a very convenient revision aid which builds confidence in using vocabulary. There is a simple scoring system on each page which helps students to measure their progress. The user-friendly answer key also includes phonetic versions of words which are difficult to pronounce. The book uses a wide range of testing techniques including: matching, labelling, recognising errors, word-building, forming word partnerships, word puzzles, ranking items, unscrambling and many more. This flexible material can either be used by learners familiar with English Vocabulary in Use or as a stand-alone for students interested in testing their vocabulary. The book is designed for self-study but can also be used in class.

Gareth King ... 304 pages - Publisher: Routledge; (January, 2005) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 0415299535 - ISBN-13: 978-0415299534

Colloquial English is an easy-to-use course, specially written by an experienced teacher for self-study or class use. It teaches current spoken and written English, as used in the UK, through the medium of English itself. This course assumes a basic knowledge of English and is suitable for post-beginners, whether studying on their own or as part of a class. Features include: Full explanations and illustrations of grammatical terms  + Pronunciation guide to help with areas of particular difficulty + a variety of exercises to help learners to grow in confidence + full answer key.

360 pages - Publisher: DK; (December, 2016) ...
Language: English - ISBN-10: 1465451544 - ISBN-13: 978-1465451545 ... 

A self-study English grammar guide using innovative visual learning methods to make even the trickiest points easy to understand, for the approximately 1 million adults in the United States learning English as a second language. Suitable for English-language learners of all levels, from beginner to advanced, and even experienced English speakers looking for a reminder of key language points, English for Everyone: English Grammar Guide is an intuitive way to study English grammar. Clear illustrations put learning points in context and make them easy to remember, and simple graphics and annotated sample sentences break down grammar constructions, making even difficult points easy to follow.

English for Everyone: English Grammar Guide covers the language skills, vocabulary, and grammar needed for the major global English-language exams, including TOEFL. All learning is practiced across speaking, listening, reading, and writing exercises, offering rounded preparation for work, travel, study, and exams. Download the free app and practice online with free listening exercises at www.dkefe.com. Series Overview: English for Everyone series teaches all levels of English, from beginner to advanced, to speakers of English as a second language. Innovative visual learning methods introduce key language skills, grammar, and vocabulary, which are reinforced with a variety of speaking, reading, and writing exercises to make the English language easier to understand and learn. Visit www.dkefe.com to find out more.

A. J. Thomson, A. V. Martinet ...
Exercises 1: 192 pages - Publisher: Oxford University Press; 3rd revised edition (November, 1986) ...
Language: English - ISBN-10: 0194313492 - ISBN-13: 978-0194313490 ...

Exercises 2: 199 pages - Publisher: Oxford University Press; 3rd edition (July, 1986) ... 
Language: English - ISBN-10: 0194313441 - ISBN-13: 978-0194313445 ...

A clear, comprehensive reference grammar. The Exercises can be used with or without the Grammar. They include an answer key.

Elaine Walker, Steve Elsworth ... 180 pages - Publisher: Longman; (May, 2000) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 0582417104 - ISBN-13: 978-0582417106 ...

* Step-by-step grammar explanations with clear examples * A wealth of varied practice exercises with write-in space on the page * Tests to monitor students' progress * Illustrated with lively cartoons to increase students' understanding * An index and a comprehensive contents list for easy reference * For self-study, homework or use in class.

L. G. Alexander ... 304 pages - Publisher: Longman; (July, 1990) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 0582045002 - ISBN-13: 978-0582045002 ...

* Flexible - the material can be used in any order, depending on students' needs. * Clearly organised - the Contents list, internal cross-referencing and comprehensive Index helps students select the areas of study required. * Easy to use - grammatical information is given in short, manageable amounts, immediately followed by practice exercises. * Adaptable - each item is marked with one, two or three asterisks to indicate the relative level of difficulty. * Authoritative - for students wishing to investigate as particular point in more depth this book is cross-referenced throughout to the Longman English Grammar. * Enjoyable - the context exercise in each section is an entertaining story illustrated with a cartoon; grammar practice needn't always be serious!

Evelyn P. Altenberg, Robert M. Vago ... 
281 pages - Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 1st edition (June, 2010) ...
Language: English - ISBN-10: 0521732166 - ISBN-13: 978-0521732161 ...

This text is designed to help readers learn about English grammar in as simple and straightforward a way as possible. The authors use a friendly and encouraging tone and easy to understand language with a minimum of terminology, helping readers to overcome "grammar phobia." The book can be used alone or as part of a course. It assumes no prior knowledge of grammar. Using a workbook approach, the present information in small steps, with objective techniques to help readers apply new concepts. Numerous exercises, with answers, allow readers to test themselves after information is presented. "Quick Tips" provide convenient "tricks" to help readers master the material and also highlight the main concepts in each lesson. Short sections called "To Enhance Your Understanding" are for readers who are interested in more than basic information. Overall, the text provides readers with an important learning experience as well as a useful reference book.

Resources within the text: * numerous exercises with answers allow readers to test themselves after new information is presented; exercises gradually incorporate more knowledge while building on prior information; * "Quick Tips" that help mastery of the material and highlight the main points provide "tricks" to help readers master the material and help readers focus on the main points of each lesson; * "To Enhance Your Understanding" sections for readers who want more than the basics provide further information for readers interested in more than the basics; can be skipped by beginners; * an extensive glossary for easy reference; * answers to the "Getting Started" section of each exercise.

John Eastwood ... 446 pages - Publisher: Oxford University Press; 2nd edition (March, 1999) .
Language: English - ISBN-10: 0194313697 - ISBN-13: 978-0194313698 ...

This text gives clear explanations of English grammar with exercises on the facing page which provide practice in form and use. The revised edition provides additional grammar topics and expanded treatment of others, more exercises and progress tests at intervals throughout the book, and more illustrated dialogues and texts (the grammar presentations make frequent use of pictures and dialogues to establish contexts for use).

John Eastwood ... 446 pages - Publisher: Oxford University Press; 1st edition (September, 1994) ...
Language: English - ISBN-10: 0194313514 - ISBN-13: 978-0194313513 ...

The Oxford Guide To English Grammar specifically deals with British English, its correct usage and a systematic account of the grammatical forms used in standard British English format. This book which provides a broad set of details, is meant for intermediate and expert levels of learning.

Each chapter in this book starts with a simple, easy to grasp summary which forms a background for the latter material to follow. A wide range of grammatical nuances are provided as grammatical units, word classes, phrases and sentence elements. Since there is a rise in the use of informal language, the book also covers the acceptability and non-acceptability of informal language. Though this book focuses mainly on British English, it also covers the difference between American and British English.

Oxford Guide To English Grammar provides readers with authentic texts and examples. in addition to this, the sentences and examples are classified as formal or informal, literary or conversational. Emphasis is also laid on the meaning in the choice of grammatical pattern and on the use of patterns in texts and in conversations. The Oxford Guide To English Grammar was published by the Oxford University Press as the Tenth Impression edition (2003). This book is available as a paperback.

Lise Fontaine ... 291 pages - Publisher: Cambridge University Press; (November 30, 2012) ...
Language: English - ISBN-10: 0521151937 - ISBN-13: 978-0521151931 ...

A practical step-by-step introduction to the analysis of English grammar, this book leaves the reader confident to tackle the challenges analysing grammar may pose. The first textbook to take an integrated approach to function and structure in grammatical analysis, it allows students to build experience, skills and confidence in working with grammar. The innovative, hybrid approach combines an introduction to systemic functional theory with a solid grounding in grammatical structure. The book approaches grammar in an incremental way, enabling students to develop grammatical skill in stages. It is of particular value to those starting to work with functional grammar but it is also relevant for experienced readers who are interested in developing a more systematic approach to grammatical analysis.

Roger Berry ... 202 pages - Publisher: Routledge (June 19, 2015) ...
Language: English - ISBN-10: 0415713765 - ISBN-13: 978-0415713764 ...

From Words to Grammar is a different introduction to grammar for students. Taking a word-based approach to grammar, this innovative book introduces the subject through the analysis of over a hundred of the most commonly used English words.

Each unit focuses on a different word class, using an analysis of specific words which includes: an introduction to the grammar of each word; examples of real world usage featuring that word; exercises with answers.

This unique approach not only introduces students to grammar but also provides them with an understanding of how grammar works in everyday English. Written by an experienced teacher and author, From Words to Grammar is ideal for all students of English Language.

Anne Lobeck, Kristin Denham ... 
298 pages - Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell; 1st edition (September 23, 2013) ...
Language: English - ISBN-10: 1405159944 - ISBN-13: 978-1405159944 ...

An engaging and fresh take on the rules and politics of English grammar, written in lively prose. It goes a step further than most books on grammar by providing an overview of the field, with a discussion of historical and current debates about grammar, and how we define, discuss, and approach it.

Presents a novel, inquiry-based approach to understanding speakers' unconscious knowledge of English grammar * Makes lucid connections, when relevant, with current linguistic theory * Integrates language change and variation into the study of grammar * Examines historical sources of socially evaluative perceptions of grammar, as 'good' or 'bad', and notions of language authority * Provides syntactic explanations for many modern punctuation rules * Explores some of the current controversies about grammar teaching in school and the role of Standard English in testing and assessment.

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