Whether you are a beginner or you have advanced proficiency but feel that your grammar is weak, below are some free books that contain a mixture of textbooks and workbooks will likely be beneficial to you!
1) English 4U
English 4U is a great website filled with resources for non-native speakers at the beginner level. Their website has two free grammar books available for download:
“Grammar Book 1” is for beginners. It covers some of the most common English grammar topics, such as plurals, simple tenses, articles and questions. It is perfect for learners who struggle with the structures of basic conversations. There are 16 chapters, and each one begins with a short lesson, followed by several exercises that are accompanied by the right answers.
“Grammar Book 2” is for intermediate students. This book covers more complicated tenses, irregular verbs and similar words that are confusing. It has 20 chapters.
Grammar Teacher is a website helping students master the English language. They have a free grammar book, which you can freely download and distribute among your friends.
The book is called “English Grammar Secrets” and it focuses on correct usage of the different verb tenses as well as modal verbs (important English verb forms such as “will,” “can,” and “should”), which are often used in speech. This book will also teach you how to ask and answer questions and express wishes or feelings in the appropriate tense. Each chapter begins with a short lesson, followed by a few exercises that are linked to the grammar quizzes on the website.
“Oxford Guide to English Grammar” by John Eastwood is a comprehensive grammar reference book that you should always keep at hand. It covers all the key grammar topics in detail, and is a great book for understanding the patterns and structures of the English language.
However, this book doesn’t have any exercises, so you can only use it for reference purposes, such as when you need a better explanation. To use it, you just look up the topic you want and follow the examples given. Alternatively, you can use this book to supplement another grammar resource, and refer to it for more in-depth explanations or examples.
This website contains links to download two free grammar books by Matt Purland:
Both of the free books contain more than 100 worksheets each and have a wide variety of exercises. If you’ve already read other grammar books and want to practice and apply what you’ve learned, you’ll benefit from these worksheets.
This grammar books don’t come as a PDF download, but is instead available and indexed online. That means you can conveniently choose an individual chapter or exercise to complete anytime, anywhere. This website’s index of grammar topics will give you a complete crash course in the language. The topics are arranged alphabetically and you can start anywhere. Each topic also has a number of online exercises to help you further practice and improve your skills.
At the top of the page, there are specific “grammar tutorials” for certain topics like verb tenses, gerunds, and conditionals. They come with charts and FAQ (frequently asked questions) to help you understand.
Education First’s guide is also not a PDF. It contains an excellent grammar guide, sorted according to the important parts of speech (nouns, adjectives, adverbs, etc.). This “book” is better used as a reference tool, because they have easy-to-understand definitions and good examples. It is more of a textbook than a workbook. If you’re curious about nouns, for example, you can learn about the different kinds of nouns, the rules of capitalization, and also about pronouns.
Do you want more? A great place to go is PDF Drive Database.
This site is actually a search engine to help you look for and download free e-books! There are books on a wide variety of topics, including a huge number of grammar books. These books could be in the form of workbooks, test packages, composition guides, or grammar books only on a specific topic. You can also sort books by their relevance, popularity, and page counts to narrow down your search.
Learning English grammar doesn’t have to be expensive or time-consuming. The internet is full of free resources if you know how to find them and how to carefully make use of them.
Have you found any other free grammar books or other grammar resources online? Share in the comments section!