Michael Swan is a writer specializing in English language teaching and reference materials. His interests include pedagogic grammar, mother-tongue influence in second language acquisition, and the relationship between applied linguistic theory and classroom language-teaching practice, and he has published a number of articles on these topics.
This book is very, very good. It is well structured, written in a simple, effective style and it is authoritative. Read morePublished on June 3 2003
This "Practical English Usage" deserves gratitude for the invaluable guidance it has given to millions of learners. Read morePublished on Jan. 17 2003 by reviewer
This is the bible for the TEFL educator. This is the most complete guide I've ever seen. Not only because of the amount of information it has, but how it's organized. Read morePublished on Feb. 10 2002 by K. Johnson
This is a quick reference guide for everyday gammar use..
I really like this book. Obviously it would be helpful for a foreign language speaker to learn the correct pattern... Read more
Designed as a reference book, it is very easy to find what you're looking for. The style is simple and straight-forward, making it easy to use, even for non-native speakers of... Read morePublished on June 20 1999 by Brett Reynolds
This is one of the best grammar books I've ever found! Following the British pattern of "How to explain" English grammar, it's very didadict and goes step by step... Read morePublished on April 13 1999