I recently lit upon Mosegaard Hansen, Maj-Britt's The structure of modern standard French : a student grammar, OUP, 2016.
I posted the following books in Nov 25 2015 based on a now removed website of the University of Cambridge's Department of French.
- Probably the best recent grammar of French written in English is:
*G. Price, L. S. R. Byrne & E. L. Churchill's A Comprehensive French Grammar , 4th edition, completely revised by Glanville Price, Oxford: Blackwell, 1999 (F3.E.60)
- The following may also be of use:
H. Ferrar, A French Reference Grammar, 2nd edition, Oxford University Press, 1967 (F3.E.37 & F3.E.38, older ed. at F3.E.50)
R. Hawkins & R. Towell, French Grammar and Usage, London: Arnold, 1996 (F3.E.54)
J.E. Mansion, A Grammar of Present-Day French, London: Harrap (old, but still very serviceable). (F3.E.41)
C. Abbadie, B. Chovelon, M-H. Morsel, L'expression française écrite et orale, Presse Universitaire de Grenoble, PFLUG.
- If you are uncertain about basic grammatical points, the following may be useful:
T. Marriott and M. Ribière, Help Yourself to French Grammar, London: Longman, 1990 (F3.E.48)
- Although the Department does not adopt a single course book, you may find the grammar sections in the following helpful:
Le Français en faculté: Cours de base, 2nd edition, London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1986 (F3.E.44)
- You will gradually need to get used to consulting French grammars written in French:
G. Mauger, Grammaire pratique du français d'aujourd'hui, langue parlée, langue écrite, Paris: Hachette, 1968 (published under the auspices of the Alliance Française) (F3.E.43)
H. Bonnard, Code du français courant, Paris: Magnard, 1984. (F3.E.52)
J. Ollivier, Grammaire française, 2nd edition, Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1993 (F3.E.45)
- The French themselves consult Grevisse; you may initially find this difficult to approach, but should find it increasingly helpful during your course:
Maurice Grevisse, Le Bon Usage, 12th edition, revised by André Goosse, Paris & Gembloux: Duculot, 1986 (F3.E.21;22; 30)