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English Grammar Today

An A — Z of Spoken and Written Grammar

Ronald Carter, Michael McCarthy, Geraldine Mark and Anne O’Keeffe

Key Features

  • Over 500 entries organised into a simple and easy-to-use A — Z structure
  • Authentic examples of written and spoken English place the grammar in context
  • Focus on differences between standard and non-standard varieties of English
  • Substantial coverage of spoken English and useful information on spelling, punctuation and word formation

About English Grammar Today

With extensive corpus research at its core, English Grammar Today is an indispensable reference guide to contemporary English grammar and usage. Ideal for learners of English looking for clear explanations of natural written and spoken English.

Written by a team of leading experts in the field, this grammar reference book provides hundreds of clear grammar explanations with authentic examples of the way in which the grammar is used in real-life situations.


English Grammar Today Workbook

English Grammar Today provides extensive practice of the grammar points that often cause difficulty for learners of English at CEF levels B1-B2. Ideal for classroom use and slf-study, the book contains hundreds of varied exercises that allow learners to practise grammar points in context through authentic examples of spoken and written English.

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Palabra del día


a large group of soldiers who form a part of an army, especially the ancient Roman army

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There is no such thing as a true synonym in English. Discuss!
There is no such thing as a true synonym in English. Discuss!
by Kate Woodford,
November 25, 2015
In the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary the word ‘synonym’ is defined as ‘a word or phrase that has the same or nearly the same meaning as another word or phrase in the same language’. As you might expect, definitions for this word are broadly similar in other dictionaries and yet the italicized

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conversational user interface noun
conversational user interface noun
November 30, 2015
a computer interface that provides information to users in normal, conversational speech in response to spoken requests Nearly every major tech company—from Amazon to Intel to Microsoft to Google—is chasing the sort of conversational user interface that Kaplan and his colleagues at PARC imagined decades ago.

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