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French Grammar Books

Hi everyone,

I love practicing my French with Duolingo - I've learned so much in such a short time! But the way I learn languages requires me to have a grammar book as a reference by my side if I had questions. Can anyone suggest a good book they have experience with? Thank you.

June 28, 2013



The Eli Blume books published by Amsco. I used the advanced one in high school (http://www.amazon.com/Cours-Superieur-Francais-Workbook-Blume/dp/0877204624/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1372471884&sr=1-1&keywords=cours+superieur+de+francais), but when I started to study again later, I began again with Level 2 and 3. Try to get the ones that are not workbooks, since you are not eligible for the answer guides if you are not a teacher. The new ones are expensive, so I advise that you wait until a used one becomes available. They are clear, thorough and OUTSTANDING. I still use them.


The Routledge reference grammar books are good for French and Spanish and they have workbooks available .Have a look for second hand copies on Amazon as they can be little more than the price of the postage and in good condition. Also try the French sections on Quizlet.com for more practice. http://quizlet.com/subject/french/ Good luck.


This is great thanks for the link.


It's a pleasure-good luck


Though I can't suggest a book for English speakers (I use one in Russian), I can recommend this site: http://www.laits.utexas.edu/tex/gr/index.html. It is quite good and free!

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