Martin Durrell's Hammer's Grammar and Usage goes from strength to strength. This book is easily the best German grammar book in the English language on the market. Furthermore, if you aspire to be a translator, then this is the book for you. The book is divided into 23 chapters, dealing with some of the most complicated grammatical issues in the German language. First of all, Durrell explains very well the compicated 'Konjunktiv I' and 'Konjunktiv II', a grammatical issue which many native English speakers find difficult to understand. To make it easier for the reader to understand the gramatical issues and the contexts in which they are used, he has taken examples from books and newspaper articles. Furthermore, Durrell translates the examples which he has taken from these articles into English, which helps the reader immensely. In this way, the reader can refer to the book and the particular example when translating a text. Finally, Durrell explains exceptionally well the modal particles, which before buying this book, I had great difficulty in understanding. Plus, the author points out the pitfalls, the 'do's and don'ts' in German. In conclusion, this book is very well put together and a great resource for students of German and aspiring translators. Durrell deals with every grammatical issue in German, whether easy or difficult. I recommend this book very, very highly.