Practice Makes Perfect: Complete French Grammar

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This book by Annie Heminway contains lots of grammar drills, offering excellent opportunities for practice to people seeking to refine their skills.</p>
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I've used <em>Practice Makes Perfect: Complete French Grammar</em> twice. Right after I went through it a second time, McGraw-Hill came out with a new edition (2012), and I don't know how different that one is from my 2008 edition.&nbsp;I can tell you that in my experience, their&nbsp;<em>Practice Makes Perfect&nbsp;</em>books don't change that much from edition to edition, and based on a comparison of the tables of contents in the two editions, I would say that's likely here as well--but you never know.</p>
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<em>Complete French Grammar</em> is in any case not strictly for a beginner; in the introduction, the book says "advanced beginner and intermediate student."</p>
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Take that seriously! The vocabulary is oddly advanced throughout Heminway's book,&nbsp;and a little insecurity-causing.&nbsp;On a word list starting on page 115, I was told how to say “to caramelize” (<em>caraméliser</em>), “to grind” (<em>broyer</em>), “to braise” (<em>braiser</em>), “to scale fish” (<em>é</em><em>cailler</em>), and so on. That's a little too much even for an intermediate student.</p>
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If you can manage the level, then you will enjoy the good and numerous examples, clear explanations, and vocabulary lists (such as one on computers on pages 105-106) that are manageable and well-integrated into the grammar work.&nbsp;</p>
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I don't know why Chapter 20 is "Articles and Nouns." Isn't that kind of late?</p>

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