Practical English Usage (4th edition)


Download Practical English Usage (4th edition) written by Michael Swan in PDF format. This book is under the category Education and bearing the isbn/isbn13 number 0194202461; 0194202429/9780194202466/ 9780194202428. You may reffer the table below for additional details of the book.


Practical English Usage; 4th Edition; (PDF) is recommended for any trainee teacher; teacher or advanced-level student searching for answers to questions about the English language. The material is now structured in two parts (vocabulary and grammar); making it easier than ever to find the answers; either in print or online.

Part 1 is a complete practical learner’s grammar with 28 sections; including all the structural points that make problems for learners.
Part 2 is a guide to vocabulary problems encompassing:
– rules for spelling and word formation
– an A-Z guide to more than 250 common word problems

More than 600 entries provide answers to the questions that learners usually ask; for instance:

  • singular they
  • bring or take?
  • use of tenses
  • article problems
  • classic or classical?
  • the language of emails
  • get as a passive auxiliary
  • could; can may or might?
  • the truth about conditionals
  • rules for word formation and spelling


  • politeness
  • changes in English
  • preventing offensive language
  • British-American differences
  • questions of idiom and style
  • lists of learners’ most common mistakes
  • the grammar of speech and formal writing
  • an analysis of high-priority vocabulary areas
  • a guide to more than 250 common vocabulary problems

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Michael Swan


Oxford University Press; 4th edition




756 pages




0194202461; 0194202429


9780194202466/ 9780194202428

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