Grammar of English
Andrew Rossiter - 2020
Revised and updated 2023 - 207 pages
979 - 8645611750 - paperback (Guide prices: UK £23
/ USA: $31)
ISBN : 978 -
2958385507 - hardback (Guide prices: UK £26 / USA:
Kindle E-book from £3.99 / €
in VOICES the
Journal of the IATEFL
Grammar of English by Example
should be included on your
list of reference material. It reviews language as it is not only
written but also spoken, and will cater for learners from
upper-intermediate to advanced levels.The format presented is
user-friendly, and unveils the mysteries behind how grammatical
features are applied. For the invested student, this book is a huge
step forward, and having the English language laid out in such a
user-friendly approach is a welcome treat for non-native teachers and
.. Explanations are clear and accessible, even to
long-time professionals who feel the need for further support in
sharing the information with both colleagues and learners. And while
the book does not offer activities for practice, you will probably want
to add it to your resource library.
in TESOLANZ newsletter,
New Zealand 2021
good useful stuff and made very user friendly with clear formatting and
colour coding. In fact, this is one of the greatest strengths of this
publication. It is laid out and colour-coded very effectively, making
it easy and quick to reference and cross reference examples. In
addition, the reader can easily identify exceptions to rules and see
additional notes and warnings about potentially confusing structures.
features all add up to make it a useful, compact grammar reference,
especially for new teachers and those who want to improve their
confidence in teaching grammar.
in ELTAF Online bulletin,
book ... is very extensive without being too deep or analytical. The
author seems to have a great understanding of many of the challenges
that teachers and learners have, and tries to combat these challenges
to make the English language more accessible for all of us.
in EFL Magazine. 2021
reference book ..... The clarity of explanations and wealth of
examples, alongside helpful visual keys, provide both new and
experienced teachers with something easy to dip into, regardless of the
language level they are teaching..
in English Australia journal. 2021
Descriptive Grammar of
contains much to recommend it. If you are looking for an affordable
e-book or a more accessible reference, this could be for you (or your
Discover the companion workbook: A Practical Grammar of English Verbs
is descriptive grammar?
grammar is grammar that takes account of how a language is really used,
not necessarily of how it should be used. Often the two are the same,
but descriptive grammar is much quicker on the uptake when it comes to
adapting to new ways of using a language. It also takes account of the
spoken language as well as the written language. Descriptive grammar is
not grammar without rules; but the rules that it proposes are based on
contemporary usage, not on some historic precepts.
grammar for teachers and
One of the great problems
in teaching grammar today is that many teachers
are not sure of their grammar, and don't know how to explain
students ask questions. This book provides simple and clear answers
most of the questions that students
are likely to ask, and spot-on examples to illustrate each essential
point of English grammar.
is a book that should be
school library and on the bookshelf of any student or
teacher who can use
clear and concise explanations of English grammar illustrated by
Whether for native English speakers or for
in EFL, ESL, ESOL or other classes, it offers a thorough
presentation of the essential
points of English grammar. On the basis of contemporary usage,
extrapolates clear rules and principles, while avoiding much of the
confusing linguistic jargon that is the hallmark of many of the classic
English Grammars that
have dominated the market for the past forty years.
the essential points of English grammar
in detail, and the rules and conventions explained
noted) using language that can be easily understood by readers with at
least a reasonable command of English. Particular attention
has been paid to avoiding ambiguity and over-complex explanations; and
for maximum clarity, color coding is used throughout in order
to relate rules and examples, or to highlight differences in
structures or meaning.
All sections are copiously illustrated with many hundreds of
everyday written and spoken English, carefully chosen for the clarity
with which they illustrate a rule or a structure of English as it is
Where appropriate, this Grammar distinguishes between written
English and spoken
English, and in the few cases where they are not
same, between different usages in British
English. It includes clearly illustrated sections on styles
English, word order, and punctuation.
Rossiter, former head of Applied
Languages at the University of Franche-Comté in
Besançon, France, has
over thirty years of experience teaching and explaining grammar to
university and high school learners of English.
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