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Grammar *can* be fun, but it depends on how you learn it.
I'm sure you at least studied some grammar when you were "learning" your native language at school. Maybe you were surprised when you discovered that French has a lot of conjugations for verbs whereas English verbs are pretty easy to conjugate.
Some people (and I'm one of those people) actually like to read a grammar book from time to time. A good grammar book contains a myriad of bilingual sentences.
Moreover, if you're at an advanced level, you can read a grammar book in the foreign language you're learning. That's a big plus!
Is studying grammar necessary when you're learning a foreign language?
Well, most of the time, it is. However, in some cases you can get by without knowing conjugations by heart. You could use the infinitive form of a verb for example, and you would still be understood.
If you want to be able to communicate more smoothly in a foreign language, perusing a grammar book would do you a lot of good.
While learning about genders might not be capital, learning some adverbs and connecting tools by heart along with a few example sentences can be very beneficial.
Remember, grammar should be part of your toolbox. It should serve *you*. If you are so stressed out about making mistakes that you can't communicate in a foreign language when you travel, it's no good.
Try to get someone to correct your mistakes, but above all, try to be understood.
Moving your hands or drawing pictures are also fine means of communication if you aren't fluent enough to construct understandable sentences yet.