Mobile menu

Suggestion for English usage book?
Thread poster: Wilman

Wilman  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 12:16
Chinese to English
+ ...
Jan 5, 2005

I would like to buy a good, easy to read English usage book that focuses on the usage of words with examples of how the word should be used given. Does anyone have any suggestion? I appreciate your input.

[Subject edited by staff or moderator 2005-01-05 06:22]


Direct link Reply with quote
 

Gilberto Lacchia  Identity Verified
Italy
Local time: 17:16
English to Italian
+ ...
Practical English Usage Jan 5, 2005

A reference book, very easy and practical to use. I found it very useful.


Michael Swan
Paperback: 688 pages
ISBN: 019431197X
Oxford University Press; 2nd edition
http://tinyurl.com/3tsc9

Regards,
Gilberto


Direct link Reply with quote
 

Wilman  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 12:16
Chinese to English
+ ...
TOPIC STARTER
Thank you Jan 5, 2005

Thanks for the suggestion, Giberto.

Direct link Reply with quote
 

Wilman  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 12:16
Chinese to English
+ ...
TOPIC STARTER
Maybe I should restate my question Jan 5, 2005

Hi Giberto,

I checked out the book that you recommended. The way the materials are presented is exactly how I want it, however, I think I should restate my question. What I am looking for is more like an advanced dictionary/reference book that gives examples of word usage rather than basic grammar. Would you have any suggestion for that?

Thanks,
Wilman


Gilberto Lacchia wrote:

A reference book, very easy and practical to use. I found it very useful.


Michael Swan
Paperback: 688 pages
ISBN: 019431197X
Oxford University Press; 2nd edition
http://tinyurl.com/3tsc9

Regards,
Gilberto


Direct link Reply with quote
 

GoodWords  Identity Verified
Mexico
Local time: 10:16
Spanish to English
+ ...
Longman Language Activator and Cobuild Advanced Learner's E.D. Jan 6, 2005

...and some of the other Longman dictionaries for English learners: http://www.longman.com.sg/html/dictionary.html, and the COBUILD Advanced Learner's English Dictionary. I also second Gilbert's suggestion of Swan's Practical English Usage, for this book does give examples of usage for many words that cause problems for English learners.

[Edited at 2005-01-06 00:46]


Direct link Reply with quote
 

Wilman  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 12:16
Chinese to English
+ ...
TOPIC STARTER
Thanks Jan 6, 2005

Thanks, GoodWorks

Direct link Reply with quote
 
Marcela Robaina Boyd  Identity Verified
Argentina
Local time: 13:16
English to Spanish
+ ...
Collins Cobuild English Grammar Jan 6, 2005

Hello,
Apart from the books already mentioned, I would also recommend this one.
Check it out.
Marcela


Direct link Reply with quote
 

Wilman  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 12:16
Chinese to English
+ ...
TOPIC STARTER
Thanks, Marcela. Jan 6, 2005

I will check it out. Thanks.

Direct link Reply with quote
 


To report site rules violations or get help, contact a site moderator:

Moderator(s) of this forum
Maria Castro[Call to this topic]

You can also contact site staff by submitting a support request »

Suggestion for English usage book?

Advanced search


Translation news





WordFinder
The words you want Anywhere, Anytime

WordFinder is the market's fastest and easiest way of finding the right word, term, translation or synonym in one or more dictionaries. In our assortment you can choose among more than 120 dictionaries in 15 languages from leading publishers.

More info »
Across v6.3
Translation Toolkit and Sales Potential under One Roof

Apart from features that enable you to translate more efficiently, the new Across Translator Edition v6.3 comprises your crossMarket membership. The new online network for Across users assists you in exploring new sales potential and generating revenue.

More info »



All of ProZ.com
  • All of ProZ.com
  • Term search
  • Jobs