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Paperback Essential English Grammar Book

ISBN: 0486216497

ISBN13: 9780486216492

Essential English Grammar

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This English grammar has been specially designed for readers with limited learning time, who wish to gain command of all the important points of grammar needed for everyday speech and comprehension, yet who do not wish to be unnecessarily burdened with archaic, highly literary, or seldom used forms. Summarizing all the major constructions, principles, and basic terminology, this book will provide readers with a firm foundation in essential English...

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5 ratings

Great resource!

I recently needed to take my teacher certification test and was concerned about remembering all of the essentials related to English grammer. This book did put my mind at ease because it not only provides a basic definition for each grammer term but it also provides several sentence examples. I will definitely use this book as a reference when I begin teaching middle school.

A little gem

I agree with the others' comments on the book. This is a gem of a grammar book. It is simple, clear and it can get you up to speed that I think none other can do. Sample sentences read like real ones, not contrived. A real pleasure to read.

Get a pencil and learn well

Studying grammar is something most people prefer to avoid. We all know it can help us write better, but we cringe at the thought of "going back to school." I happen to be different: I am a bit of a nerd, and I make my living teaching people to write better at work. After teaching one of my courses, I am often asked by students to name a few good books they can read to continue to improve their writing. This book is the only book I recommend for learning or reviewing grammar.I tell them the truth: I sat down with a pencil and worked through every lesson and exercise in the book. And I (re)learned a ton. I also tell them that I wrote lightly, because I think I will do it again every few years, just as I do with The Elements of Style. Unfortunately, grammar is a subject that requires periodic review if you are serious about staying sharp in your writing at work. This workbook makes it as painless as possible and costs almost nothing.I rated this book 5 stars because I think it is superior in all categories for a workbook: comprehensive content, structured lessons, abundant exercises, authoritative author, and low price.

The Ideal Self-study Text

I wholeheartedly agree with the previous review of this textbook. I have been searching a long time for a self-study textbook on English grammar with the features mentioned in the previous review. Besides adult self-study learners, I daresay that this textbook would serve as an excellent companion for students in secondary schools.

Just right!

I have read upto page 42 out of total 147 pages (excluding answers to Practice Exercises). I like the book very much and I find it easy to read, logically organised and the coverage and approach is just right! Besides, the book is handy to carry around (smaller than A4 size and not thicker than 200 pages - this is important for non full-time students). Moreover, the practice exercises are realistic enough to test your understanding of what you've read. I highly recommend this book to students, adult learners and really anyone who would like to review ESSENTIAL grammar.
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