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Understanding and Using English Grammar
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 Third Edition more fully develops communicative and interactive ...more
Paperback, Third Edition, 492 pages
Published January 1st 2007 by Pearson PTR Interactive
(first published December 1st 1988)
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Ok weather you are an English student or you want to gain grammatical points and notes during your English class this book has something unforgettable in a such way!I mean with lots of grammatical ideas,ways to remember most forgetting rules like articles and verb tenses,get the most out of this book keeps you safe in your way in english!
The single most helpful book in my ESL training and grammar teaching repertoire. I first used this in a pedagogical grammar course in grad school and have used it (and several other books in the series) for something like twenty years. While Azar has her detractors, students love the easy-to-consult grammar tables and the plentiful exercises. A more recent edition contains the answer key in the back of the book, which is a particularly useful feature.
Bravo! This book is my milestone I confidence with my English, no matter anybody say. This book teach me when I'll enroll magisterial, I read repeatedly this book because I didn't pass the English exam. Until I can reach it and be a magisterial student in Favorite University in Indonesia.
This was the textbook we used for our TESL course. We went through it from cover to cover. For a native english speaker who acquired English without really learning the grammar rules, this book is a godsend. I have even used some of the activities in my advanced grammar classes - the students love the format (as do I). Everything is explained so well...it is the most useful (and used) book on my bookshelf. Love it!
Mar 11, 2013 Elizabeth rated it it was amazing · review of another edition
Not exactly a book to skim through and get an overall understanding of English grammar, but an excellent resource to resort to - or to refer others to - when unsure about a particular aspect of or rule regarding grammar. For students and teachers alike, it gives wonderfully succinct and easy-to-understand descriptions of various rules and elements of grammar - semicolons, verb tenses, everything - as well as an abundance of exercises and activities that would be great for individual students ...more
Mar 19, 2014 Beth rated it liked it · review of another edition
I'm just wrapping up my teaching practicum, and this is the textbook that both of practicum classes use. My classes are intermediate ESL students. I liked the textbook overall- it had some good activities and summaries, though it falls in the usual trap of using technical words and long descriptions to teach grammar (probably meant for native speakers, but not as approachable for ESL speakers). This is a good book to use as the bedrock of a course, but you will want to spice it up with other ...more