Sunday 5 July 2009

Book: English Grammar in Use by Raymond Murphy

English Grammar in Use

Some of you who graduated from my earlier courses should have heard of this book from me, but if you haven't, here's my recommendation.

Not everybody likes grammar, especially when most people believe that grammar is dull, tedious and difficult. Well, I can't disagree more. I find grammar really interesting, because I see it as Mathematical formulas in the English world.

This book by Raymond Murphy, has got to be the best book around for grammar. It has a few version, but generally, I would recommend by students to take a look into the Intermediate ones to see if it is suitable for you before you purchase the advanced level.

What I really like about this book, is that it has all the grammar points clearer laid out, which is particularly useful when it comes to learning different ways of using tenses.

It comes with simple exercises for your practice, adequate for one to gain full understanding after each practice. Some versions of this book come with answers or CDs, so you will have to look into your budget before purchasing.

You can also take a look at 3 Units of this book through this link by Amazon.

This book is actually one of many in the series, so if you are looking for more questions to work on, you may also want to take a look inside the Supplementary Exercises books.

I know that there are also Chinese-translated versions in the bookstores. I don't know how good they are after translation, but you may also want to compare the English and the Chinese before buying.

Whatever your decision is, this is definitely a best-buy for anyone who must improve their written or spoken grammar.

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