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Oxford University Press

Grammar For A Purpose


The Grammar for a Purpose series uses the standard grammar terminology within a contextual framework to develop knowledge and understanding of how grammar is used and how it can change to suit the writing purpose.

Student Books

  • Present authentic models of grammar in informative, imaginative and persuasive texts.
  • Explore the key grammar features of each text type at the text, sentence and word level, and then compare the use of a specific word-level grammar feature in two other text types.
  • Define the Australian Curriculum metalanguage of grammar.
  • Explore grammar choices in writing so that grammar becomes more than a simple set of rules.
  • Analyse the use of language devices to create specific effects, for example, similes, metaphors, repetition, technical language and so on.
  • Allow ample opportunity for revision and consolidation of grammar knowledge and skills.
  • Include reflection of learning prompts at relevant intervals.


  • A CD-ROM is included with each student book to model, review and assess puncuation usage.
  • A punctuation continuum across year levels.
  • Preparation for NAPLAN testing.
  • Proofreading for puncuation exercises allowing students to apply their knowledge and skills.