American english grammer and speaking book


Please advice me with some books since I'm new in USA. I thought I would focus on improving speaking. I've started my college, I wrote some research papers. This is my first school in USA. Everything of papers was good except grammer and teachers deducted marks only for grammers.  I have completed high school in another country. I usually dont make grammer mistakes for writing small sentences. But, for research papers, I was writing big sentences, so may be I need to learn writing big sentences.


I know I can just google and find out helpful resources. But, I'm not sure what is good fit for me. I'm not sure if they are more than beginning or the books are old or for are just for kids. This time, I would like to follow one book or one website and finish all the syllabus from the book or the website. Which book would be good fit for me? If you can recommend a book for american spoken english, that would be great too.


If I just learn small pieces from many websites, I wont be able to understand if I'm done with grammer. If I can finish one great grammer book , I can understand that my grammer is complete. Even, I dont want to use old grammer rules that native people wont like.


Thanks for your help.

grammer book spoken american edited Dec 17 '12 at 15:45 Robi New member

It is up to yourself to decide when and if you're done with your grammar. Naturally, our prospects are related to our language skills. If we say, 'no more now', and our levels are not high, some job opportunities might be gone. I'd be curious about your opinion on a grammar without rules to memorize, feel welcome to have a look, it's free,

Teresa PelkaMar 03 '13 at 13:43

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In my opinion, it is better not to study grammar rules. The best way to perfect your grammar is to repeat the sentence templates over and over again. There are plenty of grammar books available online. Will it help you in improving your language? I don't think so.  By learning grammar rules using traditional methods, you are  only cramming hundreds of new English words into your brain. I advise you to adopt deep learning.  If you learn anything deeply,  you won't forget in your life. On the finishing note, speak to the native speaker as much as possible and copy the same sentence and use it in your everyday conversation.  I don't know whether experts will agree with my suggestions.

link edited Dec 17 '12 at 16:08 sanjay Expert

Thanks Sanjay. I also decided not to study grammars anymore long time ago. After getting some points deducted in research papers, I decided to study grammars again. Sentence template seems a good idea.

Every time I speak to native speakers, I always listen to them carefully and that's really helping. In 10 months, I think that I've improved my listening by 30%.

RobiDec 18 '12 at 20:04

"Grammars" is not a word, Robi.

Patty TDec 18 '12 at 20:15

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