• Chris Sowton

Book Publication: 50 Steps to Improving your Grammar

Updated: Sep 18, 2019

  • “This book is a gem: engaging, thorough and systematic. If there is just one grammar text to possess, this may well be it.” - Peter Benedict Wilson, Western Sydney University, Australia

  • "This book is an excellent resource for anyone wishing to improve their English grammar. Each stand-alone unit is short enough to be manageable, while providing clear and realistic examples. A learner could work through the book in order and complete each unit, or choose the specific topics that address their individual needs. The book is engaging, upbeat, and fast-paced." - Dr. Monica Pike Marino

50 Steps to Improving Your Grammar builds on the success of 50 Steps to Improving Your Academic Writing and takes the reader through a comprehensive sequence of stages designed for the benefit of international students.


The book clearly differentiates the grammatical requirements needed in a variety of contexts, for example in business, study or everyday conversation. The step-by-step guide is packed full of information critical to achieving grammatical accuracy, including:

  • Building on existing knowledge of grammar

  • The most important areas of grammar that help to communicate more effectively in English

  • Checking understanding of key areas of grammar with clear activities and exercises

  • Demonstrating that English grammar is not as difficult as people think

  • A chapter devoted to academic grammar

50 Steps to Improving Your Grammar is arranged in an order that reflects best practice, beginning with word class and progressing through sentence structure, punctuation and style. The book is designed so that students can either work through the steps in order or can focus on known areas of weakness. Each step should take approximately one hour to complete.

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