Foundations of French: Arranged for Beginners in Preparatory Schools and Colleges

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Ginn, 1900 - French language - 177 pages
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Page 39 - Elle ne restera pas si 1'on fume She will not stay if there is dans la chambre. smoking in the room. 70. The participles and the inflection of the present indicative of four irregular verbs are given at this point, on account of their frequent use. (a) Faire (to make, do), Pres. Part., faisant, Past Part., fait. PRESENT INDICATIVE je fais nous faisons tu fais vous faites il fait ils font (b) Devoir (to owe, must, ought), Pres.
Page 40 - Voir, to see voyant vu, -e je vois nous voyons tu vois vous voyez il voit ils voient...
Page 2 - The most important 1 exceptions to the preceding rule are: — (a) Nouns ending in s, x, or z remain unchanged. Le fils, the son. Les fils, the sons. La voix, the voice. Les voix, the voices. Le nez, the nose. Les nez, the noses. (b) Nouns ending in au or eu, and a few in ou, add x. Le chapeau, the hat. Deux chapeaux, two hats. Le neveu, the nephew. Deux neveux, two nephews. Le bijou, the jewel. Deux bijoux, two jewels. (c) Most nouns ending in al or ail change these terminations to aux. Le cheval,...
Page 2 - The plural of nouns is regularly formed by adding s to the singular.
Page x - Toutefois / ou r, précédés d'une consonne autre que / ou r, forment avec cette consonne qui les précède, un groupe inséparable (bl, cl, fl, gl, pi, br, cr, dr, fr, gr, pr, tr, vr), qui commence une syllabe : Li-bre, no-ble, en-trepren-dre. Les groupes ch, ph, gn, th sont inséparables : A-che-ter, so-phis-me, a-gneau, or-tho-gra-phe, ryth-mer, isth-mi-que.
Page 131 - He needs some money at once. It will be better to come to him while he stays at my house.
Page 26 - The Conditional is formed by adding the endings ais, ais, ait, ions, iez, aient to the Infinitive. If the Infinitive ends in e, this e must be dropped before the endings are added. Thus : — FIRST CONJUGATION je parlerais / should speak tu parlerais thou wouldst speak il parlerait he would speak nous parlerions we should speak vous parleriez you would speak ils parleraient they would speak SECOND CONJUGATION THIRD CONJUGATION je finirais / should finish je romprais I should break etc.
Page i - This book has been prepared especially for beginners, both in secondary schools and in the freshman year at college. It can be completed in from forty to sixty hours and allows the use of an easy reader.
Page ix - INTRODUCTION ALPHABET 1. The letters of the French alphabet are the same as those of the English. K and w are used only in words from foreign languages.
Page 27 - The Present Subjunctive is formed by dropping the ending ant of the Present Participle and adding e, es, e, ions, iez, ent.

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