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The Longman Grammar of Spoken and Written English is a revolutionary, corpus-based reference grammar of English, based on a groundbreaking research project to analyze the ways in which 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 examining the reasons that condition a particular grammatical choice.
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As a non-native speaker of English, I haven't been completely satisfied with any description of English by native speakers, usually based on their own 'feelings'. This book is entirely different from traditional grammar books in that it offers all readers clear evidence on which the authers' theories are based. Everyday I read a couple of pages of this book before going to bed.