English Grammar

Learn and practice the rules of grammar from capitalization, plurals, possessives, personal pronouns, and punctuation, to verb tenses and verb/noun agreement. Study grammar rules and learn to compose sentences and paragraphs for better written and spoken communication.

Find online resources for grammar at Perfect English Grammar and English Page.

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Grammar Instruction

Basic English Grammar

Betty Schrampfer Azar
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Series: Azar Basic English Grammar

Student book, workbook, and teacher’s guide offer beginning level lessons with grammar chart examples, comprehensive reading, writing, speaking and listening exercises using real-life situations.  Includes irregular verb appendix.  Series includes Fundamentals of English Grammar (intermediate level) and Understanding and Using English Grammar (advanced level).  Book+CD


Focus on Grammar

Marjorie Fuchs
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Series: Focus on Grammar

Help students understand and practice English grammar through contextualized listening, speaking, reading, and writing activities. The integrated skills approach combines controlled and communicative practice with critical thinking skills.  Teacher’s Guide +CD

Fun with Grammar: Communicative Activities for the Azar Grammar Series

Suzanne W. Woodward
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Designed for use with the Azar Grammar series, though many activities are stand alone. Organized by topic (with appropriate level and estimated time allocation) includes paired and group activities and reproducible worksheets.

Grammar Sense

Susan Kesner Bland
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Series: Grammar Sense Series 1–4

Each level has student books, workbooks, and a teacher’s guide providing grammar definitions and use with extensive reading, writing, speaking, and listening practice using real-life situations.  Book+CD

Grammar Wise

Kevin Anthony Keating
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Series: Grammar Wise

Two book series with lessons offering model sentences, controlled and free response exercises, dictation for listening/writing practice all using familiar topics (geography, history, human behavior) to add meaning for real world application. Includes grammar handbook appendix.


Grammar Reference Guides

Arlene Miller
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Brief grammar review, answers to common grammar, word usage and punctuation questions with detailed comma usage section. Book

The Grammar Book

Diane Larsen-Freeman
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Comprehensive grammar reference and course book explaining form, meaning, and use of grammatical constructions, information on identifying and addressing student challenges with teaching instructions and exercises.


Grammar Smart

Penguin Random House
- Publisher
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4th edition Basic parts of speech, pronoun/verb agreement, short quizzes, sentence diagrams, grammar terms glossary. Also available as an eBook on Libby/Overdrive.

Grammar Self-Study Guides

Basic American Grammar and Usage: An ESL/EFL Handbook

Marcel Danesi
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Short lessons with practice exercises on parts of speech, phrasal and idiomatic verbs, commonly confused words, miscellaneous expressions, basic conversation, written communication, and more. Includes irregular verb appendix.

Basic Grammar in Use: Workbook with Answers

William R. Smalzer
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Series: Grammar in Use

Short units provide introductory level grammar instruction with activities covering verb tenses, modals, imperatives, auxiliary and phrasal verbs, word order, conjunctions, clauses, determiners. Answer key included.

Arlene Miller
VITAL 428.2 Mil

Companion to The Best Little Grammar Book Ever! Speak and Write with Confidence/Avoid Common Mistakes. Parts of speech, sentence structure, clauses/phrases, frequently confused words, punctuation, agreement, redundancy, irregular verbs and more are presented with brief descriptions, a variety of exercises and a test at the end of each chapter.


English For Everyone. English Grammar Guide
VITAL 428.24 Eng
Series: English for Everyone

Grammar reference guide part of English for Everyone - English as a new language series.

English Grammar [DVD]
Series: English Grammar

10 disk series presents examples and practice exercises using real life situations, for parts of speech, parallel structure, agreement, sentence structure, and sentence compliments. Includes  access to online downloadable study guide. DVD

English Grammar In Use, English Grammar In Use Intermediate

Raymond Murphy
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Series: Grammar in Use

Short units provide comprehensive intermediate level grammar instruction with a variety of activities covering verb forms, modals, passive voice, articles, relative clauses, phrasal verbs., includes irregular verbs, and more.

English in Context: Grammar and Usage
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Workbook provides short explanations followed by various practice exercises offering an introduction to grammar fundamentals and the rules of English with usage notes and hints for avoiding common errors.

The Giggly Guide to Grammar

Cathy Campbell
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Humorous examples with illustrations and lots of practice exercises, teach parts of speech, verb agreement and mechanics; includes instruction on commonly confused words.


Grammar Essentials

Judith Olson
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Each of the 20 chapters/lessons begins with a pretest and ends with practice exercises. Enhances grammar, communication, and writing skills with included best practices suggestions.

Grammar the Easy Way

Dan Mulvey
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Advanced level instruction presents parts of speech in phrases and clauses, mechanics, paragraph writing, and style development with lesson tasks and quizzes; includes usage manual, preposition and irregular verb appendices.


Painless Grammar

Rebecca Elliott
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Humorous examples with illustrations teach parts of speech, punctuation rules, verb agreement, editing, and email composition, including the proper usage of often misused words, each lesson includes a short quiz.

Word Smart + Grammar Smart

Adam Robinson
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Two hours of grammar lessons review: basic parts of speech, sentence components, common grammar errors. CD + Booklet