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LIST OF GRAMMAR & USAGE RESOURCES FOR SELF-STUDY


GRAMMAR RESOURCES FOR ENGLISH LANGUAGE SELF-STUDY

On Reserve In Odegaard Undergraduate Library (OUGL)

OUGL Reserve System: Most materials are on Open Reserve. This refers to the area on the Ground Floor of OUGL, North Side (on the right as you enter) where the books are shelved for individual access. They are all limited to 2-hour use, with no overnight. A few of the books are on Closed Reserve. This means that they must be requested and checked out at the Information Desk (ground floor of OUGL, directly in front of the entrance). Books on Closed Reserve are also for a 2-hour period.


1. Murphy, Raymond. Grammar in Use: Intermediate, 2nd Ed. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University

Press, 2000.

OUGL Reserve Call Number: UGRES PE1128 M775 2000

Two copies available (Open Reserve); one copy on Closed Reserve. ^ ANSWER KEY INCLUDED AT BACK OF TEXT.

This text provides a brief 1-page overview of common usage, including contrasts of frequent errors, followed by 1 page of exercises. Easy to understand; addresses common problems. Excellent for self-study for students who already have a basic knowledge of English grammar. Does NOT include in-depth analysis. Visually appealing. Very usable index. Supplemental exercises in the back.

Audio CD for ^ Grammar in Use: Intermediate, 2nd Ed.

OUGL Reserve Call Number: UGRES PE1128 M775 2000 DISC

Three copies of the CD available (Closed Reserve)


2. Riggenbach, Heidi and Virginia Samuda. Grammar Dimensions 2: Form, Meaning, and Use. Student

Text. Boston: Heinle & Heinle, 2000.

OUGL Reserve Call Number: UGRES PE1128 G5098 2000

Two copies of student text (Open Reserve); Two copies of Instructor’s Edition (Open Reserve).

This text is designed for low-intermediate to intermediate classes. It includes simple charts and explanations and

many suggestions for speaking and writing practice. Explanations and practices are contextualized for

application to typical situations. The text is 2nd in a sequence of four, which accounts for the gaps on the inventory.

Some of the gaps may be filled in with the subsequent text, Grammar Dimensions 3, which is also on reserve.

^ ANSWER KEY INCLUDED IN INSTRUCTOR’S EDITION.

Instructor’s Edition: Sadlier, Michelle, Heidi Riggenbach and Virginia Samuda. Grammar Dimensions 2:

Form, Meaning, and Use, Boston: Heinle & Heinle, 2000.

OUGL Reserve Call Number: UGRES PE1128 G5099 2000


3. Azar, Betty Schrampfer. Understanding and Using English Grammar, 3rd Ed. White Plains, NY:

Pearson/Longman, 2002.

OUGL Reserve Call Number: UGRES PE1128 .A99 1999 text with answer key

Multiple copies available (Open Reserve).^ ANSWER KEY INCLUDED IN BACK OF TEXT.

This text is intended for intermediate to advanced ESL students. Very useful charts and concise

explanations with a variety of exercises, ordered from more structured to less structured.


4. Byrd, Patricia and Beverly Benson. Problem/Solution: A Reference for ESL Writers. Boston: Heinle & Heinle,

1994.

OUGL Reserve Call Number: UGRES PE1128 B869 1993

^ ANSWER KEY IN BACK OF TEXT.

Designed for self-study. Appropriate for high intermediate – advanced. Very easy to navigate. Not in-depth

analysis. Very simple organization: general information; “problem” information with suggestion solution; practice

activities; cross-references.


5. Ascher, Allen. Think about Editing: A Grammar Editing Guide for ESL Writers. Thomson / Heinle, 1993.

OUGL Reserve Call Number: UGRES PE1128 A684 1993

Two copies available (Open Reserve);^ ANSWER KEY INCLUDED AT END OF EACH CHAPTER.

Designed for intermediate to advanced level students to edit writing errors. Task-based, student-

centered approach is appropriate for self-study. Very light on complex sentence structure. Each unit

includes a Pretest, followed Discovery, Summary and Review, Editing Your Own Writing, Writing Topics

and Answer Key. The suggestions for editing common errors are excellent.

6. ^ Hogue, Ann. The Essentials of English: A Writer’s Handbook. White Plains, NY: Longman/Pearson, 2003.

OUGL Reserve Call Number: UGRES PE1408 H664 2003 

^ One copy available (Open Reserve); ANSWER KEY INCLUDED AT BACK OF TEXT.

This is a guide for high intermediate to advanced ESL students who need a reference guide for

troubleshooting grammar, punctuation and mechanics. Focus is on error correction, with clear

examples of each point. Very useful charts. “Special Tips” boxes highlight typical problem errors for

English language learners. Brief exercises for each structure. The latter part of the book includes

other writing conventions, with organizational and formatting guidelines. Very clear table of contents;

complete index in back.

& ^ Exercises to accompany The Essentials of English: A Writer’s Handbook (by Lida Baker)

OUGL Reserve Call Number: UGRES PE 1408 H70 2003

One copy available (Open Reserve)

RESOURCES ON LANGUAGE USAGE (no exercises)


1. Longman Dictionary of American English. New York: Pearson/Longman, 2004.

^ OUGL Reserve Call Number: UGRES PE2835 L6 1997

Two copies available (Closed Reserve)

Entries are color-coded: Key words are printed in red to show most important words; also integrates red

‘spoken phrases’ boxes; solid red ‘grammar’ boxes; blue ‘thesaurus’ boxes, and ‘blue/lavender’ usage

boxes. Also includes:

  • 12-page picture dictionary of daily topics

  • 46-page learner’s handbook with writing guide, grammar guide, and communication guide

  • IPA pronunciation guide


2. Swan, Michael. Practical English Usage, New Edition. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, 1995.

One copy available (Closed Reserve)

OUGL Reserve Call Number: UGRES PE1106 S94 1995

Intended for intermediate to advanced students of English. A practical reference guide to answers for common questions of English language learners; this includes “over 600 points which regularly cause problems for foreign students of English.” There is an extensive description of usage, with variations in English, including differences between British and American English, specific words, discourse markers, grammatical structures, and mechanics such as spelling and punctuation. The List of Entries at the beginning is arranged in alphabetical order for easy access. Very thorough index in the back.


All materials are on permanent reserve, renewed annually. Anyone can add texts to the reserve. You can find the information at:

http://www.lib.washington.edu/services/course/geninfo.html

WEB-BASED^ GRAMMAR RESOURCES


The following websites have been inventoried in the subsequent pages:


http://owl.english.purdue.edu

http://www.eslpartyland.com/quiz/knee.htm

http://www.englishpage.com

http://www.eslcafe.com

http://www.englishclub.com

http://www.english-zone.com

http://www.usingenglish.com

http://www.better-english.com

http://esl.about.com/od

http://a4esl.org

http://www.uvsc.edu/owl

http://esl.lbcc.cc.ca.us/eesllessons

http://www.ccc.commnet.edu/cgi-shl

http://cctc2.commnet.edu/cgi-shl

http://webster.commnet.edu/grammar

http://www.english.uiuc.edu/cws/wworkshop/grammar

http://www.pacificnet.net/~sperling

http://www2.gsu.edu/~wwwesl/egw/bryson.htm

http://smccd.net/accounts/sevas/esl/gramcheck

http://smcwebtest.smccd.net/accounts/sevastopoulos

http://depts.gallaudet.edu/esl

http://www.uottawa.ca/academic/arts/writcent/hypergrammar

http://web2.uvcs.uvic.ca/elc/studyzone

http://www.ucl.ac.uk/internet-grammar

http://www.eflnet.com/grammar

http://www.learnenglish.de

http://www.u-aizu.ac.jp

http://langues.cmaisonneuve.qc.ca/sbeller

http://www.englishtest.net/esl/learn/english/grammar

http://www.speakspeak.com

http://wps.ablongman.com

http://www.grammarbook.com

http://www.edufind.com/english

http://valenciaenglish.netfirms.com





KEY

B = beginning level

I = intermediate level

A = advanced level


^ VERB TENSES

Murphy

Riggenbach

Azar

Byrd

Ascher

Hogue

^ Overview of tense




pp. A1-A6

pp. 1-10; 65-69




pp. 324-327; 116-119; 120-124

pp. 76-78

‘BE’ verb/linking verbs







17-19; A6-8







5; 6-7

Subject-Verb Agreement







87-98

pp. 7-21

67-75

142-149

Forms of Verbs







1-10; A26-30




10-15; 18-22

75-76

Irregular Verbs

pp. 268-269

A13

19; 22-27

182-186

313-316

5-6; 370-371

Auxiliary Verbs







96-97




4-9; 318




Present Simple Tense

4-9; 277

1-17; 22

12-16; 57-60

178-180

106-108

78-79

Present Continuous

2-3; 6-7; 277

18-25

12-16; 57-60

214

79-80

Stative Verbs

8-9

26-30

15

214-216

109-110

77-78; 90

Present Perfect

14-17; 20-27; 278-9

197-225

34-41

217-222

111-115

81-83

Present Perfect Continuous

18-27; 280

226-236

42-44




82-83

Past Simple

10-11;

VS. present

277-280

VS. past cont. :

88-98

VS. pres perf:

212-225

VS. past perf:

272-279

27-30

210-213




84-85

Past Continuous

12-13; 277; 279-280

88-98

28-32

211-213




85-87

Past Perfect

28-29; 279-280

272-283

45-47

210-213




87-89

Past Perfect Continuous

30-31; 279-280




47-49







88-89

Future Simple

36-45; 283

34-47

51-57

174-177




89-91

Future Continuous

46-47; 283




60-61







91

Future Perfect

46-47




62-64







92-93

Future Perfect Continuous







62-64







92-93




^ Other aspects of verbs

Murphy

Riggenbach

Azar

Byrd

Ascher

Hogue

Passive Voice

pp. 78-85

pp. 312-327; A7

pp. 208-225

pp. 126-132

pp. 207-226

pp. 120-124

Transitive/intransitive verbs







Appendix 1;

26







6

Phrasal Verbs

266-267

328-347










141-142;

372-384























^ WEB-BASED MATERIALS: Verb Tenses & other aspects of verbs


Teaching and Practice

Quizzes/Evaluation

http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/esl/esltensverb.html

(tutorial- B/I)

http://www.eslpartyland.com/quiz/knee.htm (practice w/ answers- B)

http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/grammar/g_tensec.html

(tutorial of tense consistency-I)

http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/grammar/g_tensecEX1.html

(practice with tense consistency- I)

http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/grammar/g_tensecEX1.html

(practice w/ answers- I)

http://www.englishpage.com/verbpage/types.html (tutorial- A)

http://www.englishpage.com/verbpage/verbtenseintro.html

(tutorial and exercises I/A)

http://www.eslcafe.com/pv/ (phrasal verbs- extensive lists)


http://www.eslpartyland.com/quiz/kkrest.htm- B

http://a4esl.org/q/h/vm/cloze4.html- B

http://www.pacificnet.net/~sperling/quiz/vtr.html - I

http://www.uottawa.ca/academic/arts/writcent/hypergrammar/rvtense.html- I

http://a4esl.org/q/j/dt/mc-vancouver.html- I

http://a4esl.org/q/j/jb/mc-things.html- I

http://a4esl.org/q/h/irv001-ck.html (fill-in chart of irregular verbs- 1 of 4- )

http://a4esl.org/q/j/ck/fb4-irregularverbs.html (5 forms of irregular verbs)

http://a4esl.org/q/h/vm/verbtense.html- I

http://www.eflnet.com/grammar/passive1.php (passives- I)




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