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Best Books on English Grammar

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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 ...
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...
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...
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 Chicago Manual of Style
The University of Chicago Press Editorial Staff - Sep 05, 2017 (first published in 1906)
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Technologies may change, but the need for clear and accurate communication never goes out of style. That is why for more than one hundred years The Chicago Manual of Style has remained the definitive guide for anyone who works with words.In the seven years since the previous edition debuted, we have seen an extraordinary evolution in the way we cre...
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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, ...
English for Everyone
English Grammar Guide
Dec 13, 2016
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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 loo...
Complete English Grammar Rules
Examples, Exceptions, Exercises, and Everything You Need to Master Proper Grammar (The Farlex Grammar Book Book 1)
Farlex International - Jul 14, 2016
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Finally, all the rules of English grammar in one comprehensive book, explained in simple terms. The grammar book for the 21st century has arrived, from the language experts at Farlex International and TheFreeDictionary.com, the trusted reference destination with 1 billion+ annual visits. Farlex brings you the most comprehensive grammar guide yet: a...
Understanding and Using English Grammar by Betty Azar
Oxford Modern English Grammar by Bas Aarts