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Practical English Usage (3rd Edition) [Paperback]

Michael Swan
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21 April 2005 0194420981 978-0194420983 3
Teachers describe Michael Swan's book on English language problems as 'indispensable'. 600+ A-Z entries explain common problems with clear, concise information.

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  • Paperback: 688 pages
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford; 3 edition (21 April 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0194420981
  • ISBN-13: 978-0194420983
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 6.1 x 1.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (49 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 6,509 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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32 of 32 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Totally indispensable for TEFL teachers 4 Aug 2008
By Ian Shine VINE VOICE
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In my time as a TEFL teacher this book came in useful on numerous occassions. TEFL textbooks have notoriously shoddy guides to grammar, which are often detrimental rather than helpful for student and teacher. Swan doesn't have any practice exercises, but everything is laid out plain and simple, from the most straighforward grammar points to the complexities of cleft sentences.
As a teacher, especially in my first year, I would have sunk without a trace if it hadn't been for this book. You simply cannot do without it as a TEFL teacher, or as a serious English language student. There's not much more to say about it than that!
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28 of 28 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Handy guide to refer to 7 Sep 2006
Format:Paperback
I've found this book very useful and easy to use for grammatical queries. You know how it is when you're not just quite sure about something, e.g. hypen usage - well this book is great to have at hand.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Must have book 27 April 2011
Format:Paperback
Very well presented and accessible approach to English language structure. Got it when I was thinking of doing a TEFL course - was the recommended book.

Sold to a friend who was doing some English teaching here in France and bought another copy for my daughter who is doing a Proof-reading course in the UK.

Very useful for students and teachers alike.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book 5 Sep 2010
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Very little can be said except that this book has to be essential reading for anyone doing an English course. I found it excellent
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A brilliant reference or study book. 26 Aug 2010
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I am studying English. I find this book very helpful for either studying English or using as a reference book.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A very useful book 6 Feb 2010
Format:Paperback
This is a very useful book for a non-native English speaker who wants to be proficient in this language. It is very well structured (all the entries are in alphabetical order) so you can find easily anything you are interested in. Explanations are given along with a lot of examples that make everything clear.
I warmly recommend this book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars peter jacques 27 April 2009
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I lost this book whilst travelling but found that there is no substitute. Swan really is the master of grammar and his presentation is superb.
It does need a good understanding of grammatical knowledge so not recommended for the elementary student.
would suit trainee TEFL teachers.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Practical English Usage 16 Nov 2011
Format:Paperback
If you're doing a CELTA course, serious about teaching English or just curious about the English language then you might want a good grammar book. I recommend this one because it has a very clear layout that makes it easy to find what you want. I looked at several other grammar books before choosing this one and I felt this one was uncluttered and easy to use by comparison. It has lots of useful, real-life examples of the grammar in action, and is good for explaining why certain phrases and idioms are structured as they are. It also includes several enlightening glossaries (for example, newspaper headlines and taboo words). It's a really interesting book to dip in and out of.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not had a chance to read yet
As new, but have not had a chance to read but needed for a course I am hoping to be accepted on in September. Wish I could say more but at this time its not possible. Thank you
Published 3 days ago by marjorie burt
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect Reference Book for Teachers, Natives and Advanced Level...
This is not an exercise book.
Despite this, the book is fantastic. It is laid out very clearly with headings that allow you to search for a particular area of grammar in... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Nathanael Murdoch
5.0 out of 5 stars The course "bible"
This terms of reference book is essential for the Foundation Degree. A well thought out book with facts and reference to grammar terms (metalanguage) I had not even heard of
Published 1 month ago by Lord Houghton
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
This is a wonderful reference book for English teachers. I use it both to get a better insight of grammar points but also as an important tool for my lessons. Highly recommended.
Published 2 months ago by Alfonso Sánchez
5.0 out of 5 stars The best English book up to date
A book which I was looking for years. So clear descriptions and lots of examples.
I will recommend this for people who loves to learn English or loves to Each English.
Published 2 months ago by waheed shirzay
4.0 out of 5 stars The most useful ELT reference book
This book is the one book I bought during my CELTA course that I couldn't have done without. Other books are exhaustive and confusing (Parrot's Grammar for ELT teachers for... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Amphioxus
5.0 out of 5 stars A good reference.
Is the only book i know that answers all the questions I have as it covers everything, and I mean everything. An excellent buy.
Published 3 months ago by Kausar Jabbar
5.0 out of 5 stars Very useful and accessible grammar book
This has all you need to know about English grammar for teaching it, is laid out logically and is very clear.
Published 4 months ago by Al
1.0 out of 5 stars Much better out there!
The delivery service was good, but I wouldn't recommend this book. I bought this to aid me in my CELTA course but it's sat on side while i used all the other books. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Miss D Haddock
3.0 out of 5 stars I have not started reading this book yet.
The book arrived on time and in good condition, however, I have not started to study it yet so cannot review its content.
Published 8 months ago by Stephan Toth
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