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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.

October 13, 2016

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Hohenems

Bescherelle was a mandatory purchase when I was in high-school.
http://bescherelle.com/bescherelle-la-grammaire-pour-tous-9782218952005

Edit: Skipped over you mentioning being a beginner. This is a french book, so it might be better for later down the road.

October 13, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Elizabeth261736

True, but it's all in French, so better for those who are intermediate or above.

October 13, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Hohenems

Thanks, just noticed that and edited my post.

October 13, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/difficulty12

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...

October 13, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Hohenems

Sorry, no tips. :-(

I learned french while growing up, and rarely use it these days.

October 13, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CarlosQuin342077

I'll go with French Grammar in Context by Margaret Jubb & Annie Rouxeville

It starts every chapter with an excerpt from a book where you can find the main concepts of the chapter applied.

October 13, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CommeuneTexane

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

October 14, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jvandervalk

Though not exclusively French grammar, I have found English Grammar for Students of French (http://www.oliviahill.com/teacher/french/) to be useful as a native english speaker.

October 16, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Elizabeth261736

The second one (Modern French Grammar) seems more appropriate for a beginner.

October 13, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ElvisAguer1

I heard that le Bon Usage is the best out there

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