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Best Books on English Grammar

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The Only Grammar Book You'll Ever Need
A One-Stop Source for Every Writing Assignment
Susan Thurman - May 01, 2003
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Never stress over a comma, colon, or dash again! The Only Grammar Book You'll Ever Need is the ideal resource for everyone who wants to produce writing that is clear, concise, and grammatically excellent. Whether you're creating perfect professional documents, spectacular school papers, or effective personal letters, you'll find this handbook indis...
English Grammar in Use
A Self-Study Reference and Practice Book for Intermediate Learners of English - with Answers
Raymond Murphy - Apr 23, 2012 (first published in 1985)
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English Grammar in Use with Answers, authored by Raymond Murphy, is the first choice for intermediate (B1-B2) learners and covers all the grammar required at this level. It is a self-study book with simple explanations and lots of practice exercises, and has helped millions of people around the world to communicate in English. It is also trusted by...
The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation
An Easy-to-Use Guide with Clear Rules, Real-World Examples, and Reproducible Quizzes
Jane Straus - Feb 10, 2014 (first published in 1997)
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"The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation" is a concise, entertaining workbook and guide to English grammar, punctuation, and usage. Hailed as one of the best books available for teaching writing and grammar, this user-friendly book offers easy explanations of grammar, punctuation, and usage rules; scores of helpful examples; dozens of reproducible...
McGraw-Hill Handbook of English Grammar and Usage
With 160 Exercises
Mark Lester - Aug 21, 2012 (first published in 2004)
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Who or Whom? / Its or It's / Lie or Lay?Can't remember those grueling grammar lessons from junior high? Troubled that your professional writing lacks polish? Stop worrying! You've just picked up the painless prescription for proper English!Acclaimed grammarians Mark Lester and Larry Beason know that English teachers aren't the only ones who expect ...
English Grammar For Dummies
Geraldine Woods - May 01, 2017 (first published in 2001)
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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 confide...
The Elements of Style
William Strunk Jr. - Aug 01, 1999 (first published in 1918)
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'The Elements of Style' (1918), by William Strunk, Jr., is an American English writing style guide. It is the best-known, most influential prescriptive treatment of English grammar and usage, and often is required reading and usage in U.S. high school and university composition classes. This edition of 'The Elements of Style' details eight elementa...
High School English Grammar & Composition
Rao Prasada V D N - Jul 09, 1905 (first published in 1935)
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Wren and Martin’s High School English Grammar & Composition is one of the most popular and widely used reference books on English Grammar. It not only helps the students to use the language, but also gives detailed information about the language.A highly useful book for SSC and other General Competition exams....
Practical English Usage
Michael Swan - Jul 07, 2005 (first published in 1981)
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This unique reference guide addresses problem points in the language as encountered by learners and their teachers. It gives information and advice that is practical, clear, reliable, and easy to find. Most of the book is about grammar, but it also covers selected points of vocabulary, idioms, style, pronunciation, and spelling.� Over 600 concise, ...
Understanding and Using English Grammar, 4th Edition
Betty S. Azar - Mar 06, 2009 (first published in 1988)
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A classic developmental skills text for intermediate to advanced students of English, Understanding and Using English Grammar is a comprehensive reference grammar as well as a stimulating and teachable classroom text. ? While keeping the same basic approach and material as in earlier editions, the?Fourth Edition more fully develops communicative an...
Basic English Grammar For Dummies - US
Geraldine Woods - Sep 15, 2015
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The easy way to brush up on your English skills Is it good or well? There, their, or they're? Some people don't have to think twice about using proper English, but for the rest of us it can get tricky and confusing. Whether you're writing or speaking, it's all too easy to fall prey to simple mistakes that will represent you in a less-than-desirable...
Oxford Modern English Grammar
Bas Aarts - Feb 10, 2011
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Oxford Modern English Grammar is Oxford's brand new and definitive guide to English grammar. This book has been written by a leading expert in the field, covers both British and American English, and makes use of authentic spoken and written examples. Arranged in four clear parts for ease of use, its comprehensive coverage ranges from the very basi...
The Chicago Manual of Style by The University of Chicago Press Editorial Staff
English for Everyone by
Key To Wren & Martin's Regular & Multicolour Edition Of High School English Grammar & Composition by Wren and Martin
Basic Grammar in Use Student's Book with Answers by William R. Smalzer
Complete English Grammar Rules by Farlex International
Understanding and Using English Grammar by Betty Azar
English Grammar & Composition Very Useful for All Competitive Examinations by Gupta
English Grammar Workbook For Dummies by Geraldine Woods