Grammar Books


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The Azar Series (Prentice Hall Regents)

The Azar English Grammar Series is an absolute classic. The texts have clear instructions, easy-to-read grammar reference charts, and lots and lots of practice exercises. Highly recommended!

The red book is for beginning and high-beginning students. The ten grammar structures covered in this book include: the verbs "be" and "have," the present progressive tense, the simple present tense, nouns, the simple past tense, future time, expressing ability, nouns and pronouns, and making comparisons. It's available in both split and combined editions.

Basic English Grammar, Volume A ($17.40)
Basic English Grammar, Volume B ($17.50)
Basic English Grammar, Combined Volume ($32.70)

The black book is for intermediate and high-intermediate students. Some of the grammar structures covered in volume A include: present, past, and future verb tense/aspect; nouns and pronouns; modal auxiliaries; and question formation. Volume B covers complex sentence structure, including: noun clauses, comparisons, reported speech, and conditionals. It's available in both split and combined editions.

Fundamentals of English Grammar/Volume A ($17.40)
Fundamentals of English Grammar/Volume B ($17.50)
Fundamentals of English Grammar, Combined Edition ($32.70)

For extra practice exercises to accompany the structures in the black book, you can also get the workbooks:

Fundamentals of English Grammar : Workbook Volume A ($13.55)
Fundamentals of English Grammar : Workbook Volume B ($13.55)

The blue book is intended for higher level students. All structures are included in the combined edition.

Understanding and Using : English Grammar, Vol. A--The self-contained chapters in volume A cover the following: a complete review of verb tenses, modal auxiliaries and similar expressions, the passive, and gerunds and infinitives. ($18.80)

Understanding and Using : English Grammar, Vol. B--This one includes: singular and plural nouns, adjective clauses, noun clauses, conditionals, and discourse connectors. There are also extra grammar practice exercises at the back of this book. ($18.80)

Understanding and Using English Grammar, Combined Edition--Volumes A and B (above) combined. ($33.27)

For extra practice exercises to accompany the structures in the blue book, you can also get the workbooks:

Understanding and Using English Grammar Workbook : Book A--This book provides extra practice exercises for Volume A of Azar's Understanding and Using English Grammar. ($13.35)
Understanding and Using English Grammar : Combined Workbook--This workbook is for the combined edition; it includes exercises to help with the units in both Volume A and Volume B. ($20.33)

Understanding and Using English Grammar: Text/Workbook Package--Get both the text and the workbook for this discounted price! ($45.00)

The Grammar Dimensions Series (Heinle and Heinle)

This four-level series systematically addresses the form, meaning and use of each grammatical
structure. It includes assessment exercises, charts and tables, and both focused and communicative practice exercises.

The series also has a companion web site, which is still being developed by Heinle and Heinle Press. The web site provides students with quizzes, reference, and extra practice for the first three modules of each text.

Grammar Dimensions 1: Form, Meaning, and Use ($29.95) This is the first book in the series. Grammar structures that are covered in this book include: the verb "be", nouns, simple present, question formation, imperatives, quantifiers, adverbs of manner, present progressive, adjectives, past tense, reflexive and reciprocal pronouns, future tense, comparatives, superlatives and first (factual) conditional.

Grammar Dimensions 2 : Form, Meaning, and Use ($30.95) This is the second book in the series. It's packed with all the most important grammar structures. A great review and learning text for intermediate students!

Grammar Dimensions 3: Form, Meaning and Use ($30.95)This is the third book in the series.

Grammar Dimensions 4 : Form, Meaning, and Use ($31.95) This is the fourth book in the series. This one includes a complete review of tense and aspect, and modal auxiliaries, as well as a number of units on complex sentence structure--adjective clauses, noun clauses, and connecting ideas. Recommended for advanced students.

Grammar Dimensions (Teacher Manual) ($7.95 + $1.35 surcharge)

The Grammar in Use Series

Designed for high-beginner and low-intermediate learns of English, this book covers a number of fundamental English grammar structures. Each unit is two pages. The grammar point is presented on the left with clear explanations and examples. There are exercises for practice on the right. Appendices include phrasal verbs, spelling, and irregular verbs. An excellent book for self-study.

Basic Grammar in Use : Reference and Practice for Students of English ($18.95)
Basic Grammar in Use : Answer Key ($5.95)


124 units on a variety of grammar points. Like Basic Grammar in Use, the layout is easy to use. Each unit is two pages. The grammar point is presented on the left with clear explanations and examples. There are exercises for practice on the right.

Grammar in Use : Reference and Practice for Intermediate Students ($19.95)
Grammar in Use : Reference and Practice for Intermediate Students: Answer Key ($5.95)
English Grammar in Use With Answers ($18.95) This one includes the answers!

The Focus On Grammar Series (Longman)

This grammar series includes books at four levels: basic (blue), intermediate (green), high-intermediate (purple), and advanced (red). Each unit introduces the grammar structure with a reading. Units include focused practice and communicative practice activities as well as an extra listening exercise. Books come in both full and split editions. Answers for all the exercises are included at the end of each text. This series includes a CD-ROM component, which features extra interactive practice and listening activities. .

Basic

Focus on Grammar : Basic, Volume A, Text--This book will help you with the verb "be," nouns, adjectives, and prepositions, wh- questions, imperatives, the present progressive, the simple present tense, and the simple past tense.

Focus on Grammar : Basic, Combined Text Edition--Everything from Vol. A and adjectives, modals, and more. ($27.92)
Focus on Grammar : Basic, Student Workbook--You can also get the workbook for extra practice exercises!
Focus on Grammar : Basic, CD-ROM ($145.53)

Intermediate

Focus on Grammar: Intermediate, Volume A--covers present, past and, future timeframes and present perfect.

Focus on Grammar : Intermediate, Combined Text Edition--Everything from Volume A and adjectives and adverbs, gerunds and infinitives, modals, and nouns and articles. ($26.59)
Focus on Grammar : Intermediate, Combined Text and Cassette Edition--Get the combined text and the cassettes for extra listening practice! ($42.20)
Focus on Grammar : Intermediate, CD-ROM ($145.53)

High-Intermediate

Focus on Grammar : High-Intermediate, Combined Edition--Review of verb tense and aspect, modals, and an introduction to passive voice, gerunds and infinitives, and phrasal verbs. ($26.59)

Focus on Grammar : High-Intermediate, Combined Text and Cassette Edition--Both the book and the cassettes! ($45.35)
Focus on Grammar : High-Intermediate, Student Workbook--Extra practice exercises. ($16.54)
Focus on Grammar: High-Intermediate, CD-ROM ($133.85)

Advanced

Focus on Grammar : Advanced, Volume A, Text--This book provides a comprehensive review of English verb tense and time frame, modal auxiliaries and similar expressions, noun modifiers, count and non-count nouns, passive voice, and gerunds and infinitives.($13.30)

Focus on Grammar : Advanced, Volume B, Text--Learn about and get practice with complex sentence structure! Units in this book include: adverbials and discourse connectors, adjective clauses, noun clauses, and conditionals. ($13.30)
Focus on Grammar : Advanced, Combined Text Edition--Includes both Volume A and Volume B in one book. ($27.92)
Focus on Grammar : Advanced, Student Workbook Extra practice exercises for the structures from the advanced series. ($16.54)
Focus on Grammar : Advanced, CD-ROM ($133.85)

Grammar Reference

Practical English Usage Michael Swan ($17.95) This reference book explains areas of English grammar that often give ESL learners problems. The main differences between British and American English are also explained. There are examples of common mistakes, and how to correct them. Organized alphabetically by structure.

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