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Can someone help me find a grammar book?

 
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Roni



Joined: 29 Apr 2005
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 02, 2005 10:10 pm    Post subject: Can someone help me find a grammar book? Reply with quote

Hello,

I'm about to fly out to Japan to teach English and I need a grammar book, British English specifically. I've been looking in a few shops and found a few books, the Longman's A-Z one looked pretty decent, they had the Oxford one as well and I figured since I had the OED already it might be good to have with it.

Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. Very Happy

Thanks in advance.
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fluffyhamster



Joined: 26 Oct 2004
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Location: UK > China > Japan > UK again

PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2005 4:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's a thread below this one, called "A good reference", that you might find helpful; there has also been a bit of discussion about which grammar books are best over on the International Forums:
http://www.eslcafe.com/forums/teacher/viewtopic.php?t=2288
http://www.eslcafe.com/forums/job/viewtopic.php?t=24443

The Longman A-Z (by Leech et al, in a Second Edition now, right?) is pretty good, but I'm not sure if I'd buy it in preference to Swan's PEU (I suspect the latter is that bit more comprehensive); that being said, I've liked what I've read of Leech's take on e.g. the verb phrase, so if you do decide to get the Longman I doubt if you'll be (too Twisted Evil ) disappointed! Wink
http://www.eslcafe.com/forums/teacher/viewtopic.php?t=2771&highlight=leech
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