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Rediscover Grammar [Paperback]

Prof David Crystal
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30 Mar 2004 0582848628 978-0582848627 2
  • Clear demonstration of how language structures link together, description of features and usage and cautions against easy mistakes.
  • Includes new sections on ethnic variation and electronic communications and analyses of grammar in whole texts to reflect the modern world realistically
  • Updated to reflect developments in terminology following the National Curriculum and Key Stage 3 framework.
  • Lively writing style, grammatical examples from a rich range of sources and humorous illustrations.

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  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Longman; 2 edition (30 Mar 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0582848628
  • ISBN-13: 978-0582848627
  • Product Dimensions: 12.6 x 19.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 8,736 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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David Crystal works from his home in Holyhead, North Wales, as a writer, editor, lecturer, and broadcaster. He published the first of his 100 or so books in 1964, and became known chiefly for his research work in English language studies. He held a chair at the University of Reading for 10 years, and is now Honorary Professor of Linguistics at the University of Wales, Bangor.

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"An invaluable resource for teachers and students of A Level English Language and English Language and Literature, encouraging the move on from mere 'feature spotting' responses to texts." John Shuttleworth, Chief Examiner English Language A Level"

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4.6 out of 5 stars
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281 of 282 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 18 Sep 2000
By A Customer
I am currently studying A-Level English at college. I originally borrowed this book from my tutor to help me with my work as I was having problems when it came to literary analysis. The book goes into great depth in explaining the rules of English Grammar and its complexities in a clear and concise format, which I personally found easy to understand. I have read and used other books as a point of reference, such as 'Grammar Structure and Style' by Shirley Russell but I found that they were too complex to use as a quick tool and although the latter is another excellent book, when it comes to ranking them for ease of use, the book by Shirley Russell does not even come close. I would recommend this book to anybody who is having difficulties with English grammar or anybody who simply wants to correct the grammar that they use in day-to-day life. This book is also useful for those who are learning a foreign language and are having difficulties in relating the grammar of the new language to that of their own. This is something that I have experienced first hand. Overall, I would recommend anybody who wants help with grammar to purchase this book as it is one of the best that I have seen.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Well that makes sense now 31 May 2005
By A Customer
As someone who is only just being introduced to teaching Basic & Key Skills I have already found this book invaluable. I have had it a short time but already referred to it on several occasions whilst undertaking my own course work and homework. I thought I was good at grammar but this puts the rules and general grammar details in to a way that is so easy to follow. It all makes more sense to me now.
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5.0 out of 5 stars So you thought grammar was difficult? 20 Dec 2010
By Jules
An excellent book for anyone interested in grammar as it's used. Crystal has a direct and accessible style, wearing his considerable learning very lightly. This is both a useful reference book, for those wanting to check up the difference between participles and particles, as well as being a handy guide for those wanting an introduction to English grammar to aid their own writing.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, clear a must! 11 Nov 2001
I used ' Rediscover Grammar' by David Crystal while studying for a degree in English Language at York St John's. It was wonderfully clear helpful and useful throughtout my studies.
We need more books like this.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Best little grammar book around 7 May 2008
By Greshon
I used Rediscover Grammar back in 1999 as a first point of entry into the subject before I trained for a stint as an ELT teacher. Clear and concise, it opened my eyes to the world of grammar and quickly got me to grips with it. I have browsed through many books on grammar since, but I still think this is best. Whatsmore, 12 years on from publication, the presentation still looks fresh.
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5.0 out of 5 stars concise 31 Dec 2010
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This little gem has all the information you need at the tip of your fingers on grammer. It is very well written. The best thing I like about it is that it fits into my hand bag so that I am never without during my teaching sessions. Ideal for students and teachers.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Essential reading 14 Jun 2014
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Found this book so helpful for my University course. Great as a refresher reference as well as part of the course.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Compact Book. Volume of information 5 Mar 2014
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This compact book is a real source of straight forwards to the point information on grammar. Highly portable and a fabulous ready reckoner. Used in conjunction with other grammar reference materials it forms a formidable part of the student's arsenal of reference material for the course.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Useful and perfect!
Published 11 days ago by Marina Ribeiro
5.0 out of 5 stars Really good book. I make sure that I carry it ...
Really good book. I make sure that I carry it on me for reference.
Published 3 months ago by Jo-Anne Taylor
5.0 out of 5 stars very good
this book has been advise by the teacher to check some grammar points because unfortunately the teacher from year 5 didn't teach gramar nor math and noe my daughter dop feel it, so... Read more
Published 8 months ago by redhead
5.0 out of 5 stars a useful reference
This amusing little book is neatly arranged into sections,(very good for finding the very section that you're after) very informative and entertaining while it's at it!
Published on 23 Feb 2012 by dianne
5.0 out of 5 stars a newbie to grammar
I was recommended this book by a teacher as I was having little breakdowns not knowing how to finish my work - 'should I write it this way or that?'- I was in endless deadlock. Read more
Published on 15 Jan 2012 by example
3.0 out of 5 stars Brillant to revise
I used this book to brush up on my grammer skills and it is very good and quick to read. It has bold sections and little hints and boxes to make it easy to read. Read more
Published on 7 Jan 2012 by Cutebat
4.0 out of 5 stars cool book ...
Rediscover Grammar is a Good book ... Simple and plain. It offers cool Cartoon to entertain and figure out better the English ... a 'must read' book ... in my modest opinion. Read more
Published on 22 Nov 2011 by Giovanni A. Orlando
4.0 out of 5 stars Great tool to have for many purposes
The book I received wasn't the revised edition but the original. Having said that,delivery was prompt and the version that arrived is just as good. Read more
Published on 29 Aug 2011 by A_K92
5.0 out of 5 stars Accessible and easy-to-use guide
A terrific book for people learning or revising their grammatic skills. It was recommended when I did my Degree and I am still using it as a reference guide. I would receomend it.
Published on 26 Oct 2010 by Lizzie
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