These excerpts taken from the GWW 10-K filed Feb 27, 2008.
CONSENT OF INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM
We consent to the incorporation by reference in the Registration Statements (Form S-8 No.s 33-43902, 333-24215, 333-61980, 333-105185, 333-124356 and Form S-4 No. 33-32091) of W.W. Grainger, Inc. and in the related prospectuses of our reports dated February 25, 2008, with respect to the consolidated financial statements of W.W. Grainger, Inc. and the effectiveness of internal control over financial reporting of W.W. Grainger, Inc., included in this Annual Report (Form 10-K) for the year ended December 31, 2007.
ERNST & YOUNG LLP
February 25, 2007