Practical English Usage Windows 8 app

Practical English Usage Windows 8 app

Format: Windows App

Practical English Usage is a world bestseller and a vital reference tool that helps teachers and higher-level learners with common language problems in English. It is now available as an app, making it quicker and easier to look up the 600+ entries.

  • ISBN: 978-0-19-442166-9

Practical English Usage provides instant answers to questions about the English language which both native and non-native speakers of English find difficult to explain: When do we use a past tense with a future meaning? When and why do English speakers use 'the'? Do I say 'big', 'large', or 'great'? What exactly is the difference between 'close' and 'shut'? How do I read out an email address?

Key features

  • Deals with spoken and written grammar, vocabulary, spelling, pronunciation, and differences between formal and informal language
  • Contains over 600 indexed entries covering all the important problems for learners of English
  • Offers clear simple explanations with corpus-based examples
  • Includes notes on background topics such as letters and emails, politeness, standardisation and dialect grammar, the meaning of 'correctness', differences between spoken and written English, and changes in English
  • Covers differences between British and American English

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Practical English Usage provides instant answers to questions about the English language which both native and non-native speakers of English find difficult to explain: When do we use a past tense with a future meaning? When and why do English speakers use 'the'? Do I say 'big', 'large', or 'great'? What exactly is the difference between 'close' and 'shut'? How do I read out an email address?

You can:
  • Access entries through the very complete Index, either by scrolling through the list or by keying in the language point you want to look up - e.g. future, conditionals, 'have'.
  • Browse through the thematically-organised Contents Overview and the A-Z list of entries.
  • Navigate immediately between related entries through the many cross-references.
  • Create your own list of favourite entries.
  • Go to 'History' to view your recent searches.