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Best Grammar Books: The Ultimate List

Our list of some of the best Grammar books & series in recent years. Get inspired by one or more of the following books.

The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation: An Easy-to-Use Guide with Clear Rules, Real-World Examples, and Reproducible Quizzes (2014)

 Best Grammar Books: The Ultimate ListThe Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation is a concise, entertaining workbook and guide to English grammar, punctuation, and usage. This user-friendly resource includes simple explanations of grammar, punctuation, and usage; scores of helpful examples; dozens of reproducible worksheets; and pre- and post-tests to help teach grammar to students of all ages.
Author(s): Jane Straus , Lester Kaufman , et al.

Understanding and Using English Grammar, Student book with Essential Online Resources – International Edition (2016)

 Best Grammar Books: The Ultimate ListISBN: 9780134275253 is an International edition of Understanding and Using English Grammar Student Book with Essential Online Resources. New Essential Online Resources include Student Book audio, Student Book answer key, Grammar Coach videos, and self-assessments.
Author(s): Betty S Azar, Stacy A. Hagen

The Only Grammar Book You’ll Ever Need: A One-Stop Source for Every Writing Assignment (2003)

 Best Grammar Books: The Ultimate ListThe Only Grammar Book You’ll Ever Need is the ideal resource for everyone who wants to produce writing that is clear, concise, and grammatically excellent. Whether you’re creating perfect professional documents, spectacular school papers, or effective personal letters, you’ll find this handbook indispensable.
Author(s): Susan Thurman, Larry Shea

English Grammar in Use: A Self-study Reference and Practice Book for Intermediate Students of English – with Answers (2012)

 Best Grammar Books: The Ultimate ListEnglish Grammar in Use with Answers, authored by Raymond Murphy, is the first choice for intermediate (B1-B2) learners and covers all the grammar required at this level. It is a self-study book with simple explanations and lots of practice exercises, and has helped millions of people around the world to communicate in English. It is also trusted by teachers and can be used as a supplementary text in classrooms.
Author(s): Raymond Murphy

Fundamentals of English Grammar with Essential Online Resources, 4e (4th Edition) (2017)

 Best Grammar Books: The Ultimate ListThe world's most trusted grammar source for clear, direct, and comprehensive instruction, the – including Fundamentals of English Grammar  for lower-intermediate and intermediate English language learners – blends grammar instruction with communicative methods. Grammar is the springboard for developing all language skills: speaking, listening, reading, and writing.
Author(s): Betty S Azar, Stacy A. Hagen

Focus on Grammar 3 with Essential Online Resources (5th Edition) (2016)

 Best Grammar Books: The Ultimate ListBuilding on the success of previous editions, , Fifth Edition continues to leverage its successful four-step approach that lets learners move from comprehension to communication within a clear and consistent structure.
Author(s): Marjorie Fuchs, Margaret Bonner, et al.

Painless Grammar (Barron’s Painless) (2016)

 Best Grammar Books: The Ultimate ListCombines instruction in sentence structure with examination of amusing expressions, and gives tips on email communication, editing a school paper, and more. Titles in Barron’s extensive Painless Series cover a wide range of subjects, as they are taught at middle school and high school levels.
Author(s): Elliott Ph.D., Rebecca

Perfect English Grammar: The Indispensable Guide to Excellent Writing and Speaking (2016)

 Best Grammar Books: The Ultimate ListLanguage learners of all levels can turn to this easy-to-navigate grammar guide again and again for quick and authoritative information. From conjugating verbs to crafting sentences to developing your own style, Grant Barrett provides you with the tools and motivation to improve the way you communicate. Perfect English Grammar helps you clearly say what you want to say―and the best way to say it.
Author(s): Grant Barrett

Understanding and Using English Grammar with Essential Online Resources (5th Edition) (2016)

 Best Grammar Books: The Ultimate ListFor nearly forty years, has been the go-to grammar resource for students and teachers alike. Its time-tested approach blends direct grammar instruction with carefully sequenced practice to develop all language skills. (access code provided in the book)
Author(s): Betty S Azar, Stacy A. Hagen

The English Grammar Workbook for Grades 6, 7, and 8: 125+ Simple Exercises to Improve Grammar, Punctuation, and Word Usage (2018)

 Best Grammar Books: The Ultimate ListTeach and reinforce grammatical skills with over 125 simple exercises in The English Grammar Workbook for Grades 6, 7, and 8.Grammar is an essential part of the sixth, seventh, and eighth grade curriculum.
Author(s): Lauralee Moss

The Elements of Style, Fourth Edition (2019)

 Best Grammar Books: The Ultimate ListYou know the authors' names. You recognize the title. You've probably used this book yourself. This is The Elements of Style, the classic style manual, now in a fourth edition. A new Foreword by Roger Angell reminds readers that the advice of Strunk & White is as valuable today as when it was first offered. This book's unique tone, wit and charm have conveyed the principles of English style to millions of readers.
Author(s): Strunk Jr., William , E. B. White, et al.

Basic English Grammar with Essential Online Resources, 4e (4th Edition) (2017)

 Best Grammar Books: The Ultimate ListThe world's most trusted grammar source for clear, direct, and comprehensive instruction, the – including Basic English Grammar for beginning English language learners – blends grammar instruction with communicative methods. Grammar is the springboard for developing all language skills: speaking, listening, reading, and writing.
Author(s): Betty S Azar, Stacy A. Hagen

Understanding and Using English Grammar, 4th Edition (Book & Audio CD) (2009)

 Best Grammar Books: The Ultimate ListA classic developmental skills text for intermediate to advanced students of English, Understanding and Using English Grammar is a comprehensive reference grammar as well as a stimulating and teachable classroom text.
Author(s): Betty S. Azar, Stacy A. Hagen

Best Grammar Books: The Ultimate List

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Library Genesis and download some grammar books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

A grammar of Mualang : an Ibanic language of western Kalimantan, Indonesia

Author(s): Johnny Tjia
ID: 1028010, Publisher: LOT, Year: ©2007, Size: 5 Mb, Format: pdf

Grammar for sentence combining : underpinning knowledge for adult literacy practitioners

Author(s): Maxine Burton
ID: 1175009, Publisher: NIACE, Year: [2012], Size: 2 Mb, Format: pdf

Activating grammar multilevel

Author(s): Angela Gallagher, Fausto Galuzzi.
ID: 1034092, Publisher: Pearson Longman, Year: [2007], Size: 45 Mb, Format: pdf

Please note that this booklist is not errorless. Some books are truly best-sellers according to Los Angeles Times, others are written by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant books you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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