Practical English Usage, 4th Edition : (Hardback with Online Access)

Michael Swan
Oxford University Press, USA

Practical English Usage is recommended for any teacher, trainee teacher, or advanced-level student looking for answers to questions about the English language. The material is now organised in two parts.

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(grammar and vocabulary), making it easier than ever to find the answers, either online or in print. Part 1 is a complete practical learner's grammar with 28 sections, covering all the structural points that cause problems for learners. Part 2 is a guide to vocabulary problems covering: - rules for word formation and spelling- a survey of high-priority vocabulary areas- an A-Z guide to over 250 common word problems The 600+ entries provide answers to the questions that learners typically ask, for example: - use of 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- rules for word formation and spelling Plus: - the grammar of speech and formal writing- British-American differences- questions of style and idiom- changes in English- politeness- avoiding offensive language- a survey of high-priority vocabulary areas- a guide to over 250 common vocabulary problems- lists of learners' most common mistakes