Practical English Usage

Practical English Usage

Practical English Usage

Practical English Usage answers the questions that teachers and learners ask about English grammar and vocabulary, using clear corpus-informed explanations and examples.More than 600 entries range across issues such as:
• using tenses
• the truth about conditionals
• article problems
• singular they
• get as a passive auxiliary
• bring or take?
• can, could, may or might?
• classic or classical?
• the language of emails
• politeness
• avoiding offensive language

New edition
Now organized into two main parts for quicker, easier reference
• Complete practical learner’s grammar
28 sections cover all the grammar and usage that learners need to know, including:
- the grammar of speech and formal writing
- British-American differences
- changes in English
- questions of style and idiom
- lists of learners’ most common mistakes

• Guide to vocabulary problems
- rules for word formation and spelling
- a survey of high-priority vocabulary areas
- an A-Z guide to over 250 common word problems.

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