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A Reference Book, Not a Teaching Book for the Beginner
on March 30, 2014
This is not a book for the beginner, but for someone who studied French years ago in school and now wants to a refresher. The title says plainly that this is a grammar book, not a "Learning French" book; vocabulary is a distant second.
But learning the grammar of a foreign language requires numerous examples of each rule in order to truly comprehend the rule, and abundant repetitious exercises for the student to internalize each rule. This book does not have a sufficient amount of either for someone just learning French.
So, it is not a bad book, it is just not a book for a beginner learning French on his or her own.