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Understanding and Using English Grammar: Chartbook: A Reference Grammar
New Edition features an improved organization, expanded clarification of grammar points, new and more exercises.
Paperback, Third Edition, 8 pages
Published January 24th 2001 by Longman Publishing Group
(first published January 1st 1993)
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Jul 30, 2010 Kay rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: ESL teachers and intermediate/advanced ESL students
I'm a huge fan of Azar's grammar charts, having used several editions of her classic English grammar texts ever since I began teaching ESL in 1981. Even those who are not teaching or learning English will find her succinct approach to parsing English grammar to be enlightening. This book is essentially all the charts taken from Understanding and Using English Grammar, presented here without the accompanying exercises in that grammar text. I've at times used the grammar chartbook in combination w ...more
Mar 03, 2010 Manybooks rated it it was amazing · review of another edition
Betty Schrampfer Azar's grammar charts are an informative, handy (and really quite amazing) language teaching and learning resource, and while conceived for ESL learners, they can and actually should be considered by anyone wanting and needing a handy reference manual for basic English grammar rules. Parents would do well to consider investing in this or similar language arts books, as it sadly and frustratingly seems more and more that grammar instruction has fallen by the wayside for especiall ...more
Betty Azar is a teacher and the author of several English grammar workbooks that are a staple in the ESL teaching industry.More about Betty Schrampfer Azar...