The Longman Grammar of Spoken and Written English is a revolutionary, corpus-based reference grammar of English, based on the ways English grammar is really used. The book looks at four text types — conversation, fiction,
news reportage, and academic prose — and reports statistical findings as well as the reasons for a particular grammatical choice.
Based on the acclaimed Longman Grammar of Spoken and Written English, the corpus-based student text provides a detailed look at the elements of English grammar.
Illustrates how grammatical choices are made in speech and writing genres.
Uses example sentences drawn from real texts and conversations.
Shows differences between British and American grammar.
Includes frequency information.