10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
More of a reference book than a workbook,
By A Customer
This review is from: Basic Chinese: A Grammar and Workbook (Grammar Workbooks) (Paperback)Routledge put out such a wonderful self-study book on Mandarin Chinese called "Colloquial Chinese". I was rather disappointed though with this book, although I initially found the organization of the chapters appealing. In reality, it sits on my bookshelf and rarely gets opened, as it never seems to address the specific grammar problems that I need help with.
Furthermore, there is no index in the back of the book, which means spending more time than I'd care to -- flipping through the pages in search of an answer. I would have like to have seen a chapter on Word Order, for example.