Grammar in Use Intermediate

Well known for its simple, clear explanations and two-page format, Grammar in Use Intermediate is a unique combination of reference grammar and practice book for students of North American English It is an excellent resource for students who are preparing for the TOEFL test and other standard examinations.

This colorful new edition is fully updated and includes:

  • more practice in every lesson;
  • nine new units, including eight new units on phrasal verbs;
  • more Additional Exercises in the back of the book to give students extra opportunities to consolidate what they have learned.
  • This book includes a complete answer key that makes it suitable for self-study.

Grammar in Use Intermediate

This book is for students who want help with English grammar. It is written for you to use without a teacher. The book will be useful for you if you are not sure of the answers to questions like these:

  • What is the difference between what I did and what I have done?
  • When do we use will for the future?
  • What is the structure after I wish?
  • When do we say used to do and when do we say used to doing?
  • When do we use the?
  • What is the difference between like and as? These and many other points of English grammar are explained in the book, and there are exercises on each point.


The book is intended mainly for intermediate students (students who have already studied the basic grammar of English). It concentrates on those structures that intermediate students want to use, but that often cause difficulty. Some advanced students who have problems with grammar will also find the book useful. The book is not suitable for beginning learners.

How the Book is Organized

There are 142 units in the book. Each unit concentrates on a particular point of grammar. Some problems (for example, the present perfect or the use of the) are covered in more than one unit. For a list of units, see the Contents at the beginning of the book.

Each unit consists of two facing pages. O n the left there are explanations and examples; on the right there are exercises. At the back of the book there is an Answer Key for you to check your answers to the exercises (page 328).

There are also seven Appendices at the back of the book (pages 286-295). These include irregular verbs, summaries of verb forms, spelling, and British English. Finally, there is a detailed Index at the back of the book (pages 363-369).

How to Use the Book?

The units are not in order of difficulty, so it is not intended that you work through the book from beginning to end. Every learner has different problems, and you should use this book to help you with the grammar that you find difficult. It is suggested that you work in this way:

  • Use the Contents and/or Index to find which unit deals with the point you are interested in.
  • If you are not sure which units you need to study, use the Study Guide on page 319.
  • Study the explanations and examples on the left-hand page of the unit you have chosen.
  • Do the exercises on the right-hand page.
  • Check your answers with the Answer Key.
  • If your answers are not correct, study the left-hand page again to see what w ent wrong.

You can, of course, use the book simply as a reference book w ithout doing the exercises.

Also Read: English Verbs


Grammar in Use Intermediate

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