Electronic Grammars at the Library
Complete French Grammar: Online Version. UIUC Anne Hemingway. Dubuque, Iowa: McGraw-Hill Contemporary Learning, 2007.
Laurent, Nicolas, Delaunay, Bénédicte. Bescherelle: La Grammaire pour Tous. Paris: Hatier, 2007. Available in PDF at: https://archive.org/details/bescherelle-la-grammaire-pour-tous.
~To find more, search the Online Catalog using the subject heading French Language Grammars and searching by SUBJECT.
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The Library has a number of manuals on the proper use of French words and phrases, which are called "usage manuals". To find them in the Library catalog, search for them by Subject using the search term French language Usage.
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Manuel de stylistique française, Étude Pratique du Langage Affectif, Jean-Jacques Richard. Genève: Slatkine, 2006. This textbook/workbook includes text-based activities following Ferdinand de Saussure's method to identify the right means of expression and the richness of French. Richard considered both French speakers as well as non-Francophone learners.
This book goes beyond the scope of traditional grammars to include "faux amis and other aspects of lexis" as well as to reflect colloquial usage. A very complete resource, a good in-depth reference to supplement traditional grammars.
Using French vocabulary. Jean H.Duffy. Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1999.