Grammar: some people love it, most run away from it. I am part of the majority, I do not like to study grammar, but unfortunately, it is impossible to escape from it if you want to speak a language well. So now and then I dedicate myself to it. Today, I will give tips on some books I like.
Grammar in Use
I believe that these are the most famous grammar books in the world. The series has become a reference for English learners, mainly for its simple approach. In one page, simple explanations and in the other, exercises. I really like this kind of book, because of its simplicity.
Essential Grammar in Use with Answers: A Self-Study Reference and Practice Book for Elementary Students of English
English Grammar in Use with Answers and CD-ROM: A Self-Study Reference and Practice Book for Intermediate Learners of English
Advanced Grammar in Use with Answers: A Self-Study Reference and Practice Book for Advanced Learners of English
Cassell’s Students’ Grammar English by Jake Allsop
For those who like to dig a little deeper; a good option is the book: Students’ Grammar English. The book has a simple approach, but it has very good explanations and illustrations.
Students’ English Grammar
Students’ English Grammar Exercises with Answers
Planet@ ELE. Libro de referencia gramatical: fichas y ejercicios
For beginners I recommend the Planet@ ELE. Libro de referencia gramatical: fichas y ejercicios, which is divided into four levels. As the collection Grammar in Use, the book has the explanation in one side and in the other exercises. The difference is that it is more simple and short.
Planet@ 1. Libro de referencia gramatical, fichas y ejercicios (Spanish Edition)
Planet@ 2. Libro de referencia gramatical, fichas y ejercicios (Spanish Edition)
Planet@ 3. Libro de referencia gramatical, fichas y ejercicios (Spanish Edition)
Planet@ 4. Libro de referencia gramatical, fichas y ejercicios (Spanish Edition)
Another book that I also recommend is the Diccionario Práctico de Gramática which is a work of grammar reference. The explanations are simple with lots examples. Besides the grammatical structures, they explain also words and their typical uses.
Diccionario practico de gramatica (Spanish Edition)
Diccionario practico de gramatica: libro de ejercicios: 800 fichas de uso correcto del espanol (Spanish Edition)
Diccionario practico de gramatica. Claves del Libro de ejercicios (Spanish Edition)
Again, a course that puts the grammatical explanation in one page and in the other exercises. It is also a simple, progressive and well-illustrated book. . The course has four levels. In my experience, it is the most recommended by French teachers.
Grammaire Progressive Du Francais: Niveau Debutant (French Edition)
Grammaire Progressive Du Francais – Nouvelle Edition: Livre Intermediaire 3e Edition + Cd-audio (French Edition)
Grammaire Progressive du Français: Niveau Avancé (French Edition)
Grammaire Progressive du Francais: Livre Perfectionnement (French Edition)
Klipp und Klar – Ubungsgrammatik
This is the book that I am currently using to learn German. And it has the same style of the previous books. At the end of the book, it has great reference lists. There are two books, one that is destined to the B1 level, and another to the most advanced level (B2/C1).
Klipp Und Klar: Klipp Und Klar – Ubungsgrammatik Grundstufe Deutsch – MIT Losungen (German Edition)
Klipp Und Klar: Klipp Und Klar – Ubungsgrammatik Mittelstufe Deutsch B2/C1 (German Edition)
Collection Practice Makes Perfect – McGraw Hill
For other languages, there is also the Practice Makes Perfect series. There are available in several different grammatical topics and by level. There are, for example, books just about verbs or just about pronouns and prepositions. As they are full of exercises, they are great for testing your grammar skills intensively and to devote yourself to subjects in which you have more difficulty. Here is a list of the books I found.
Practice Makes Perfect Arabic Pronouns and Prepositions (Practice Makes Perfect Series)
Practice Makes Perfect Basic Chinese
Practice Makes Perfect French Verb Tenses (Practice Makes Perfect Series)
Practice Makes Perfect: Complete French All-in-One
Practice Makes Perfect French Problem Solver: With 90 Exercises (Practice Makes Perfect (McGraw-Hill))
Practice Makes Perfect: Intermediate French Grammar: With 145 Exercises (Practice Makes Perfect Series)
Practice Makes Perfect Basic English, Second Edition: (Beginner) 250 Exercises + Flashcard App + 90-minute Audio (Practice Makes Perfect Series)
Practice Makes Perfect Intermediate English Grammar for ESL Learners (Practice Makes Perfect Series)
Practice Makes Perfect English Articles and Determiners Up Close
Practice Makes Perfect English Grammar for ESL Learners, 2nd Edition: With 100 Exercises
Practice Makes Perfect English Problem Solver: With 110 Exercises
Practice Makes Perfect Intermediate German Grammar
Practice Makes Perfect German Verb Tenses, 2nd Edition: With 200 Exercises + Free Flashcard App
Practice Makes Perfect German Problem Solver: With 130 Exercises
Practice Makes Perfect Basic Hindi
Practice Makes Perfect Italian Problem Solver: With 80 Exercises
Practice Makes Perfect Italian Verb Tenses, 2nd Edition: With 300 Exercises + Free Flashcard App
Practice Makes Perfect Basic Japanese
Practice Makes Perfect Complete Japanese Grammar
Practice Makes Perfect Basic Latin
Practice Makes Perfect Complete Spanish Grammar
Practice Makes Perfect Spanish Pronouns and Prepositions, Premium 3rd Edition
Practice Makes Perfect Complete Spanish All-in-One
Practice Makes Perfect: Intermediate Spanish Grammar: With 160 Exercises