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  • Essential Grammar in Use

    Fourth Edition

    The world's best-selling grammar series for learners of English

    Raymond Murphy's best-selling reference and practice book for learners of English at elementary (A1-B1) level. Perfect for self-study, but also ideal for supplementary grammar activities in the classroom. This book has been used by millions of language learners and teachers around the world.

    The fourth edition is available as a printed book and as an eBook with audio.

    Product Details

    Authors: Raymond Murphy
    CEFR Levels: A1 - B1

      Key Features  

    Easy to use format with grammar explanations followed by exercises.
    Study Guide helps students identify the most useful language areas to study.
    Includes handy pull-out grammar reference panel for an at-a-glance summary of key grammar points.

    Essential Grammar in Use is part of a learning experience that could only come from Cambridge

    It's shaped by unique insights from our extensive research and expertise, all to enable teachers to do what they do best - teach - and learners to reach their full potential.


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    The same great grammar, served up in different ways.

    Print and Digital

    All the grammar explanations and practice that learners need to communicate effectively at beginner to pre-intermediate (A1-B1) level.

    Clear grammar explanations and examples on each left-hand page, and practice exercises on each right-hand page. Full answer key at the back of the book, along with additional exercises and a study guide to help learners identify which areas of English grammar they need help with. The eBook includes all of the grammar units found in the printed book, plus other great features, including audio for the example sentences. 

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    Author Expertise 

    Written by the world's best-selling author of grammar books for learners of English

    Meet Raymond Murphy

    Following on from the success of Raymond Murphy's intermediate-level English Grammar in Use, Essential Grammar in Use was published in 1990 to help lower-level learners with their grammar. Just like the intermediate-level book, it was written with 'learners in mind': easy to use, clear and simple explanations, practice exercises and an answer key.

    With each new edition, updates and improvements have been made to the explanations and exercises, helping millions of students to improve their communication skills.

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    100 million users worldwide 

    Tried and tested by millions, this is the only grammar reference series that learners of English need.

    Your trusted friend

    An estimated 100 million learners and teachers around the world have used Grammar in Use books and eBooks to improve their English grammar and communication skills. For over 30 years this reference and practice series has been an essential resource, found on bookshelves, in libraries and in classrooms. It continues to provide a clear, comprehensive and trustworthy guide to English grammar that learners and teachers appreciate and respect.

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      What teachers and learners say  

      What teachers  

      and learners say  

    Angela Worth

    Amazon Reviewer,

    "Very useful for practicing grammar and I often use it as homework for my students."


    Amazon Reviewer,

    "The best book to start learning English."

    R Hack

    Amazon Reviewer,

    "Great book for teaching English to pre-intermediate student. Very clear to read from."

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