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A Practical English Grammar

4.18  ·  Rating details ·  361 ratings  ·  24 reviews
A grammar reference that is known for its clear explanations and for dealing with the topics students find most difficult. Two separate books of exercises provide practice.

Thomson and Martinet's grammar reference book has become a classic, and one of the most widely-used books of its time. It is a useful source of reference for intermediate to advanced, and for teachers.
Paperback, 4th Edition, 384 pages
Published July 31st 1986 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published March 1969)
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Bookish Dervish
Dec 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This the first grammar book I extensively studied. I exhausted every single chapter more than thrice. Along with its exercise books 1 & 2, they make good companions to English learners.
Though a bit old now, this guide to English grammar still does it well. I recommended it to my students.
As I am writing this review, a strange sense of nostalgia takes me back to the numerous nights I spent enjoying reading the examples this book offers.
Mohand Obaha
Nov 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Is the best book of grammar
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A brief summary on grammar rules of English. Arranged in systematic and categorized indexes make it simpler for learners to search for particular grammar features.
Apr 04, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: nonfiction
It looks dull, doesn't it? But, the thing is, it's really good, although it will be too much if you are looking for a basic grammar book, as this one is more focused on advanced learners.
Sagar Tilva
to improve english
Sep 08, 2012 marked it as da-consultazione  ·  review of another edition
Jun 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
4th edition colorful and simple
Radu Croitoru
Aug 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
one of my favourites, for sure. damn clear, pure British humour
Mar 08, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Useful for a second opinion, especially if I am not too fond of Messrs. Swan and Parrott's explanation of an obscure grammar rule.
Dec 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
İngilizce dil eğitimi alan kişiler için oldukça yararlı bir eserdir. Tavsiyedir.
May 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I find this book very informative and complete, although it is not a book to be read from beginning to end.
As good as this is, Michael Swan's Practical English Usage is even better.
May 14, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: non-fiction
Great book for anyone interested in the English grammar (both foreign and native speakers). Covers pretty much every major topic.
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Jan 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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Jul 15, 2010 rated it liked it
Oh boy, what's to like about a grammar book? :))
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May 16, 2013 marked it as to-read
This book is good
Aug 01, 2009 rated it it was amazing
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I learned english with this dictionary. I now have a number of much dictionaries, but this is one of my favorites.
Dec 29, 2014 rated it liked it
Ahmad Tarmizi
this book very important for me and help me to finishing my last script
Hitendra Kumar
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very good book
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