Can someone help me find a grammar book?

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Can someone help me find a grammar book?

Post by Roni » Thu Jun 02, 2005 10:10 pm


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. :D

Thanks in advance.

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Post by fluffyhamster » Wed Jun 08, 2005 4:21 am

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: ... php?t=2288

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: ) disappointed! :wink: ... ight=leech

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