Grammar, the study of combining words to form sentences that help communicate better is often overlooked by most. As a result, mistakes occur in written and spoken English that can be avoided easily. To ensure effective communication, both written and spoken, there are several English grammar books available in the market. The question that probably bothers most of us is how effective they are? Are they easy to comprehend?
We know referring to books that are difficult to follow can be very overwhelming and demotivating especially when they are being used to learn something new or something that we are struggling to grasp. However, if the contents of the books are easy to understand, have enough exercises and examples and provide answers to questions then they can be considered as useful reference material. If they also provide additional content in the form of a CD that comes with the book, then they can become an individual’s guide to communicating effectively for life.
Therefore while buying grammar books or CDs especially if you need them in a classroom kind of an environment, besides keeping in mind the things mentioned, your best option is to buy those recommended by your instructor.
Of the several grammar books and CDs available in the market the popular ones are Oxford Learner's Grammar, Longman Student Grammar of Spoken and Written English, A Students Grammar of The English Language, A Course in English Grammar and English4All. Visit our website to check them out and more.