View topic - Best grammar book?
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I started off with the Kimono books (though one of my teachers preferred the Obento Kids for her junior high students beginning Japanese). Others like Japanese for Busy People, or Japanese for the Tourist Industry (something like that) look alright (I've got both) but I found it easier to have something that went into hiragana fairly quickly.
It depends what you want to do with Japanese - are you going to Japan anytime soon, or just learning it here? If you're just learning 'theoretically' and not for any immediate authentic Japanese conversations, you can afford to lose time by plunging into grammar fast without support. Otherwise, you're probably more interested in phrases - though you sound like the former.
Sorry, I didn't really answer your question, but I hope you'll consider my advice.
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But I've noticed that reading about grammar at this page is also wonderful! I love the way Clay have done the layout of the grammar pages, very good for both begninners and a little more advance students!
So my tip for you is, search around for information about all the other textbooks there is, get one and start studying. But always check this page when you move into an area in the textbook that you don't know much about, (so basically come see this site everytime you get to a new chapter) and your learning will go smooth!!
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In terms of reference for grammar "A Dictionary of Basic Japanese Grammar" and "All About Particles" have helped me greatly.
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