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    Reliable grammar books

    What criteria should we use to determine whether a grammar book is reliable or not?

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    Re: Reliable grammar books

    Quote Originally Posted by Freeguy View Post
    What criteria should we use to determine whether a grammar book is reliable or not?
    The information contained within.

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    Re: Reliable grammar books

    What do you mean Mike? I didn't follow you. If you mean the content would suffice to describe the feature of that book, then how can we recognize the authenticity of the content? This is my question. Suppose I'm non-native speakers and I don't have much experience same as you.

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    Re: Reliable grammar books

    Think of half a dozen problems in English, and see how each book deals with them. If the answers to your questions are easy to find and helpful, then the book is probably useful for you.

    One book that many students, and teachers, have found very helpful is 'Practical English Usage' by Michael Swan

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    Re: Reliable grammar books

    The "English Grammar in Use" set by Raymond Murphy is also well-liked.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Reliable grammar books

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    Think of half a dozen problems in English, and see how each book deals with them. If the answers to your questions are easy to find and helpful, then the book is probably useful for you.
    I have some words that I always look up in dictionaries and a few points for grammar books. Using the same words/points helps build up a quick picture and comparison.

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    Re: Reliable grammar books

    Why did you, Tdol, use helps although it preceded by plural-words/points, please? Thank you.


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    Re: Reliable grammar books

    The subject of the verb helps is Using the same words/points

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