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Schaum's Outline of French Grammar (Schaum's Outline Series) Paperback – 1 Jul 1999
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The fourth edition of French Grammar will provide a systematic review of French grammar, with clear and concise explanations, accompanied by numerous exercises that will allow students to work on their own, for both initial learning and review. Book is designed for the student of elementary or intermediate French.
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What I like is that the way topics are divided, into big categories, so you can find what you want rather easily (nouns, adjectives, pronouns etc).
The explanations are useful for English speakers, too.
For advanced students, you gotta keep searching for a more complete grammar.
I like the series ORTH 6/5, ORTH 4/3.
It is not only orthography, but a guide for many grammar topics, verbs, usage, fully in French.
It is much more complete, even though with limited amount of exercises.
In fact, it is used by secondary school French students, but I find the level is good for adults learning French as a 2nd language (intermediate and advanced).
The vocabulary there is much richer than in any bilingual grammar I found, and the topics much more varied.
For a REAL complete grammar of French, I recommend Magnard's Nouvelle Grammaire du College 6e, 5e, 4e, 3e.
I have the impression that if you study that Magnard (there is a thick book of exercises), your level of French will be better than the majority of French mother-tongue speakers!
Our university lecturer requested we bought these, not hugely expensive compared to other textbooks and does help with loads of examples and and exercises to practice what you've learnt.
Arrived promptly and in good condition.
I am reviewing the Kindle edition and I wish I could give it zero stars but that option is not available. On my first read through I have found literally hundreds of transcription errors and have probably missed many more. Accented words in original are especially fraught with errors. For example francçais for français, tàt for tôt, arriveé for arriveé, also anything ending in an e acute (é)tends to concatenate with the following word rendering a giberrish string. Once a transcription error is initiated it is perpetuated throughout the book.
The book is a bizarre mixture of plain text and text captured as poor quality graphic images. The image text is very small in relation to the plain text and does not automatically scale when the text is scaled, although the images can be scaled manually. As mentioned in the reviews above there are hundreds of excellent exercises with answers provided. The problem is that the answers are not hyperlinked from the exercises themselves making finding the anwers at the end of the book an onerous process.
The transcribers of this book should hang their heads in shame for such sloppy work as should Amazon for offering it for sale.
If Amazon read these reviews and I doubt if they do, then they should withdraw it from sale until corrections are made. I am seriously considering taking this product to Trading Standards (UK) for prosecution under the Sale of Goods Act (1979) as being "not of mechantable quality".
Depending on your proficiency with French this download could be very confusing, if not downright damaging.
If you would like to buy this excellent book then buy the paperback and steer clear of this toxic Kindle download.
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