The Grammar Toolbox is a comprehensive, practical guide to North American English, how it works and how it is used today. Filled with concise examples and usage tips as well as practice exercises, it unravels the mysteries of English grammar and usage for both intermediate and advanced students of English, as well as for native speakers who want to polish their oral and written performance. Starting with the parts of speech, the building blocks of language, it follows a clear, easy-to-use format. Its concise examples, helpful usage and spelling tips, as well as the practical exercises that reflect the English heard and used in the real world, combine to make it an indispensable tool for use whether as a guide to classroom instruction or as a vital reference for independent learners. While this book stands on its own as an essential resource for all students, it also makes an excellent companion volume to Patricia Munro Conway's Reflections: Developing Proficiency in English, also published by Pippin. In addition, a 128 page student activity book, the Construction Manual, provides abundant opportunity for additional practice.