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English Grammar in Context

Introduction

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Some people think that the difference between speech and writing is that people use longer words in writing. In some writing this is true, but there are also significant differences, many of which are grammatical. In this unit you will develop knowledge and understanding of the differences between spoken and written English, factors that influence our use of grammar and vocabulary in speech and writing, and different ways in which grammar has been described.

This study unit is an adapted extract relevant to The Open University course A123 Unit title, which is no longer taught by the University. If you want to study formally with us, you may wish to explore other courses we offer in this subject area [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] .

This unit is an adapted extract from the course English grammar in context (E303). If you are looking to improve your English language skills our English for learning study site offers a range of activities to help you assess and develop your language skills.

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