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I have found many grammar books, but none that go beyond the low-intermediate level. Some textbook series contain lots of grammar, but this is spread out across many books and difficult to quickly cross-reference. Are there any books or volumes of books containing all Chinese grammar or all sentence patterns, similar in scope to Diane Larsen-Freeman's The Grammar Book?

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AllSet Learning just launched a grammar web site, and the front page has a list of reference books that they used to prepare it. The site itself also looks useful. There's not a lot of detail yet, but they say they will continue working to add more content.

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A Practical Chinese Grammar for Foreigners, which is a great book for non-Chinese speakers. source: www.chinazest.com

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Welcome to Stack Exchange, Nancy. Are there any specific features of the book that make it particularly useful? –  Don Kirkby Feb 14 '12 at 6:22

Chinese: A Comprehensive Grammar (Comprehensive Grammars)

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Does this book describe everything about the structure of modern Chinese? –  Village Dec 26 '11 at 6:40

Yuen Ren Chao: A Grammar of Spoken Chinese. University of California Press, Berkeley, 1968, ISBN 0-520-00219-9.

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