Grammar for English Language Teachers provides invaluable support to teachers in training and those with more experience. As well as clearly explaining and illustrating the grammar, it examines difficulties learners often encounter, and provides help and advice in planning lessons. It explores the complexity of grammatical choices in an accessible way, and raises awareness of how these differ from the 'rules of thumb' often presented to learners. This edition contains new material which reflects the latest developments in linguistics and language teaching, including a chapter on 'Combining words', informed by lexico-grammar. It also includes insights and examples of language use from the Cambridge International Corpus. Increased cross-referencing and an extended index mean that the book can be easily used as a quick reference tool, as well as to explore major topics in depth. Winner of the Duke of Edinburgh English Language Award 2000 (first edition).