Practical English Grammar

Practical English Grammar

A classic grammar reference with clear explanations of grammatical structures and forms.

Fourth Edition

Format: Paperback

A grammar reference that is known for its clear explanations and for dealing with the topics students find most difficult. Two separate books of exercises provide practice.

  • ISBN: 978-0-19-431342-1
  • Pages: 384
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 216x138 mm

Thomson and Martinet's grammar reference book has become a classic, and one of the most widely-used books of its time. It is a useful source of reference for intermediate to advanced, and for teachers.

Key features

  • A comprehensive survey of grammatical structures and forms with clear explanations and examples
  • Organized to make it easy to compare related topics, for example grouping verbs of liking and preference
  • Easy to find the grammar point you want to learn, with an Index and a Contents list summarizing every section heading
  • See the Let's Go: English Vocabulary for Kids app in action here.


  • 'The strength of the book is that examples from classroom research are used to demonstrate how meta-language about grammar and meaning can be included, rather than added separately, in a content lesson to support language development... Chapters 3 and 4 contain many valuable subject-based examples, used with both young and adolescent learners... This volume is a welcome addition to work taking this view on how language development is involved in content learning. ...this book is valuable both to TESOL students and practitioners already familiar with a functional approach and to those whose thinking and practice is moving in that direction.'
    - Applied Linguistics


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  • Listen to all Workbook audio on your computer or MP3 player
  • Practise your grammar, vocabulary and Everyday English with a multiple choice test at the end of each unit
  • Develop your writing skills with a text-builder test after the units
  • Find more practice online with direct links to the Student's website
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