This workbook provides practice material for A Student's Grammar of the English Language (SGE) by Sidney Greenbaum and Randolph Quirk, and references to relevant sections of SGE are given.
The workbook should, however, prove useful to other advanced learners of English who want practice material, and simplified grammatical notes are given on points with which such students may be less familiar. Students may also find a dictionary useful.
The exercises do not have to be done in any particular order, although since the workbook follows the same general plan as SGE, this means that sections 1 and 2 serve as an overview, sections 3-11 deal with basic problems, and 12-19 with more complex structures. A few exercises, especially in section 2, are concerned with terminology, which is important for academic students and a useful aid to an overall understanding of the grammatical system. The majority of the exercises are, however, entirely practical. They are based on modern English, cover a variety of topics and are intended to help learners increase their own mastery of English.
There is a key to the exercises at the back, but it must be pointed out that in some cases there may be other acceptable answers. Grammar is undeniably a matter of rules and frequently of 'right' and 'wrong'; but it can also be a matter of 'right' and 'right' — a choice between two or more grammatical ways of saying something, depending on the exact meaning intended. (from the introduction)