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    Which books to use for this purpose?

    Hi all.

    I am a non-native english learner. I will say that my english is average. I want to improve. I need some good english grammar books. These books must have detailed english grammar. Can anyone suggests some good books for following purposes:

    A) Basic English Grammar. (Explains syntax. Some exercises.)

    B) A very detailed and advance english grammar book. (Which explains everything in great details. I dont have any problem in spending time for learning. Book can have 1000-2000 pages (the more the better)). I need some book which I can trust; that it has complete english grammar (ideally 'complete grammar' cannot exist in one book, but I need something which is very vast and covers most of the topic in great details).

    Please help.
    -- KK

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    Re: Which books to use for this purpose?

    I'm sure that the following books are going to satisfy your requirements

    1- Most native speakers claim that it is the best grammar book ever


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    Re: Which books to use for this purpose?

    I don't like Quirk (1). I'm sorry I paid so much for it. I can't even find the definition of a 'clause' in it. It's very hard to use as a reference book, and I really can't get into it. If I had my money back, I'd buy the Cambridge Grammar.

    I also have 4. the Oxford and 5. the Collins Cobuild, which are good basic books.

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    Re: Which books to use for this purpose?

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    I don't like Quirk (1). I'm sorry I paid so much for it. I can't even find the definition of a 'clause' in it. It's very hard to use as a reference book, and I really can't get into it. If I had my money back, I'd buy the Cambridge Grammar.

    I also have 4. the Oxford and 5. the Collins Cobuild, which are good basic books.
    I agree with your opinion about Professor Quirk's book. Especially after I read that he had criticized our beloved master, Mr. Henry Fowler!!!

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    Re: Which books to use for this purpose?

    Oops! I forgot to add this fantastic book


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