Best French grammar book?
What would you say is the best French grammar book to accompany with Duolingo? What books do you guys recommend?
I was thinking to go with: French Grammar and Usage by Routledge - https://www.amazon.co.uk/French-Grammar-Routledge-Reference-Grammars/dp/1138851108/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8=1476375029=8-1=routledge+french+grammar+and+usage
or Modern French Grammar, again by Routledge - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Modern-French-Grammar-Second-Practical/dp/0415331625/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8=1476375343=8-1=modern+french+grammar
I'm a complete beginner by the way and I'm looking for something that'll aid with grammar.
Bescherelle was a mandatory purchase when I was in high-school.
Edit: Skipped over you mentioning being a beginner. This is a french book, so it might be better for later down the road.
True, but it's all in French, so better for those who are intermediate or above.
Thanks, I'll take note anyway. I see you are level 25 in French... do you have any tips for beginners? I've tried Italian before and I did find the genders and phrases more logical when read, or maybe it's because I'm still in the basics of French. The pronunciation is also difficult...
Sorry, no tips. :-(
I learned french while growing up, and rarely use it these days.
It starts every chapter with an excerpt from a book where you can find the main concepts of the chapter applied.
For a beginner I like this one, Easy French Step by Step, since it doesn't presume any prior knowledge and the grammar explanations are clear and well written. Each chapter covers a lot of material though : https://www.amazon.com/French-Step---Step-Myrna-Rochester/dp/0071453873/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1476487589&sr=8-1&keywords=easy+french+step+by+step
The second one (Modern French Grammar) seems more appropriate for a beginner.