English Grammar in Use is a book for students of English who want to study and practise using the grammar of the language. The book will be helpful to you if you are not sure of the answers to questions like these:
- What is the difference between ‘I did’ and ‘I have done’?
- When do we use ‘will’ for the future?
- What is the structure after ‘wish’?
- When do we say ‘used to do’ and when do we say ‘used to doing’?
- When do we use ‘the’?
- What is the difference between ‘like’ and ‘as’?
These and many other points are explained in this book.
The book is intended mainly for intermediate students (students who have already studied the basic structures of English). It concentrates on those structures which intermediate students want to use but which often cause difficulty. More advanced students who make grammatical mistakes will also find the book useful.
The book is not suitable for elementary students.
How the book is organised
There are 130 units in the book. Each unit concentrates on a particular point of grammar. Some problems (for example, the present perfect or the use of articles) are covered in more than one unit. In each unit there are explanations and examples (left-hand page) and exercises (right-hand page), except for Unit 117, which is a double unit. At the back of the book there is a Key for you to check your answers to the exercises.
At the beginning of the book there is a list of the units (Contents) and there is a detailed Index of structures and words at the end.
There are also five Appendices at the end of the book (List of present and past tenses, Regular and irregular verbs, Spelling, Short forms and American English).
How to use the book
It is not intended that you work through the book from beginning to end. Every learner has different problems and you should use this book according to your own needs.
It is suggested that you work in this way:
- use the contents and/or index to find which unit deals with the point you are interested in;
- study the explanations and examples carefully;
- do the exercises (study the instructions and examples at the beginning of each exercise so that you know what you have to do);
- check your answers with the key;
- if your answers are not correct, study the explanation and examples again to see what went wrong.
You can of course use the book simply as a reference book without doing the exercises.
The words used in the explanations are as simple as possible but sometimes a few more ‘difficult’ words are used. If you do not understand a word, look it up in a dictionary.
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