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PowerScore SC and Manhattan GMAT SC are great SC books, but they are not detailed enough for the international students to cover all the intricacies of English Language. Kaplan Verbal Foundations is a good one too but not as complete as I would like it to be (lacks an in-depth discussion of subjunctive, article information, and a few other issues).

10/20/2010 Update: We have created our own grammar book:

GMAT Grammar eBook by GMAT Club
Price: \$9.99 (instant download)
The best GMAT grammar resource available
500+ exercises and 500+ test questions in this 294 page book!
Covers all necessary items from Articles to Parallelism
List of common idioms (plus examples), prepositions, commonly confused, misused words
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Download a sample: Part I - GMAT Grammar Basic

Here is a list Grammar books I found as highest and best rated on Amazon - would love to hear your thoughts if you found any of these or other books helpful as comprehensive grammar guides and if there was a certain improvement you saw as the result (these books in no particular order)

1. English Grammar In Use with Answers and CD ROM
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/052153 ... 0521537622

2. English Grammar in Use (Advanced)
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/052161 ... 0521614031

3. Azar Blue English Grammar Book
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/013097 ... 0130976059

4. Cliffs English Grammar
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/076453 ... 0764537660

5. Princeton Review Grammar Smart
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/037576 ... 0375762159

6. Schaum's Grammar
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/007135 ... 0071359850

7. Doing Grammar by Max Morenberg (+2 votes)
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/019513 ... 0195138406
Review of this book: best-gmat-verbal-prep-books-reviews-recommendations-78094.html?view-post=714849#p714849

8. High School English Grammar and Composition by Wren and Martin
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/812190 ... 8121900093

- New! by Kaplan Test Prep

I would like to find another "perfect" grammar guide - what is your recommendation?
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I would recommend "High School English Grammar and Composition by Wren and Martin", its available only in India and its synonymous with English Grammar book in India.
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Hi all,

I am following a book called "English Grammar for the Utterly Confused" .I found it quite nice .this book already covers the GMAT Grammar topics and its fun to read it,ya at some points it might sound brief but i got quite used to it.try it.
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What's so special about Doing Grammar? Everybody recommends it...

Currently I own only Advanced Grammar in Use, looking for something more concise
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29 Dec 2009, 03:59
Hello,
Thanks for the list.

Has someone explored the online English learning resources such as -

http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/
http://www.webworkbooks.com/english/gra ... troduction
http://www.englishpage.com/
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I've been reading English Grammar in Use and found it good enough. If your level of English is not so high and you search for something to improve quickly, that's a book you can read.
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31 Jan 2011, 18:28
Hi,

I wanted to access this free version of the grammar book but I am not able to download. It keeps directing me to the forum page where it prompts to the paid version.

I just wanted to look through it first and then make a decision.

Could you please guide me to the link where I can download the sample book?
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I used Princeton Review Grammar Smart CD's (2):

Pros: Audio, you can listen to it while driving to work. It covers basic grammar rules and common mistakes and gives plenty examples. It does not deviate into the intricate details of English grammar.

Cons: The narrators (man and woman) are trying to be witty and funny. Some people may like it some may not. I'm in the latter group. The grammar level is Very basic and far from being a complete source of information needed for GMAT.

Bottom Line: Good if you are driving. There aren't too many options when it comes to audio prep materials for GMAT.
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Consider "Grammar to Go - How It Works and How To Use It". I am using it and find it very usefull. Especially for those who study English as second language and need to cover basics first.
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Good book....very detailed
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Good book....very detailed
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I would recommend "High School English Grammar and Composition by Wren and Martin", its available only in India and its synonymous with English Grammar book in India.

Hi Superman thanks.. i was jus wondering how to access these buks in India...
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superman wrote:
I would recommend "High School English Grammar and Composition by Wren and Martin", its available only in India and its synonymous with English Grammar book in India.

Hi Superman thanks.. i was jus wondering how to access these buks in India...

You may buy kindle editions from Amazon. Also, most of these are available at local book stores (especially Wren & Martin). The GmatClub Grammar book is available for free on this link : GMAT Club Grammar Book Download
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The book by Wren and Martin, how much should I study it, I mean should I study it from page one to last or should I just make myself comfortable with nouns pronouns .... And their general usage ?

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Thank you for the list of books.

The Elements of Style by William Strunk and E.B. White is a small but very helpful compendium of advice.
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[quote="gurnoorinder"]The book by Wren and Martin, how much should I study it, I mean should I study it from page one to last or should I just make myself comfortable with nouns pronouns .... And their general usage ?

Thanks

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I think Wren and Martin is pretty exhaustive if you are aiming for GMAT. you can use it to build basics and understand where you are going wrong while you practice.
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