A Complete French Grammar for Reference and Practice

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University Press of America, Nov 11, 2009 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 498 pages
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This comprehensive manual thoroughly covers every aspect of French grammar, from the basic to the most advanced level, and illustrates the grammatical structures with useful, practical and interesting examples. Up-to-date language and usage both on the formal and on the informal level is paired with cultural information about France, making the study of grammar a pleasant experience. The book offers its users clear and detailed explanations, as well as the opportunity to practice their reading, writing and speaking skills in numerous oral and written exercises, which include translations, suggestions for communicative activities with a partner, and topics for written composition. A Complete French Grammar for Reference and Practice can be used as a classroom text in intermediate and advanced courses, as well as for reference and self-study. It is a reliable source of information for teachers and students alike, and addresses all those learners who want to speak and write French correctly.
 

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Contents

Numbers
1
The Present Indicative
17
Pronominal Verbs
47
The Imperative
55
The Passé Composé
59
The Imperfect
71
The Pluperfect and the Passé Simple
81
The Future Tenses
89
The Descriptive Adjective
279
Adverbs
295
The Comparative and the Superlative
311
Questions
329
Possessive Adjectives and Pronouns
345
Relative Pronouns
357
Demonstrative Adjectives and Pronouns
373
Prepositions
385

The Conditional
97
The Subjunctive
109
Personal Pronouns
135
Negative Expressions
163
The Infinitive
181
The Present Participle
195
The Passive Voice
203
The Articles
209
The Noun
233
Problem Nouns
263
Conjunctions
431
Indefinite Adjectives Adverbs and Pronouns
437
Direct Speech and Indirect Speech
453
False Cognates
461
Verbs + Infinitive
471
FrenchEnglish Glossary
473
Index
474
EnglishFrench Glossary
477
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Trudie Maria Booth is a lecturer in French at the University of Portland. She has been teaching French language, literature and culture courses for more than thirty years. Her previous publications with UPA include French Phonetics, A Guide to Correct Pronunciation of French, French Prepositions and French Verbs and Idioms.

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