Modern French Grammar: A Practical Guide

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Psychology Press, 2004 - Foreign Language Study - 302 pages
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This new edition of the Modern French Grammar is an innovative reference guide to French, combining traditional and function-based grammar in a single volume. Divided into two parts, Part A covers traditional grammatical categories such as word order, nouns, verbs and adjectives and Part B is organized around language functions and notions such as:

  • giving and seeking information
  • describing processes and results
  • expressing likes, dislikes and preferences.

With a strong emphasis on contemporary usage, all grammar points and functions are richly illustrated with examples. Implementing feedback from users of the first edition of the Grammar, this second edition includes clearer explanations and greater emphasis on areas of particular difficulty for learners of French.

This is the ideal reference grammar for learners of French at all levels, from beginner to advanced. No prior knowledge of grammatical terminology is assumed and a glossary of grammatical terms is provided. This Grammar is complemented by the Modern French Grammar Workbook Second Edition which features related exercises and activities.

 

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Contents

The noun group
3
The indefinite article
9
The partitive article
10
Demonstrative adjectives
13
Demonstrative pronouns
15
Possessive adjectives
17
Possessive pronouns
19
Nouns
20
The future tense
79
The imperfect tense
82
How the future perfect is used
89
The subjunctive
95
Reflexive verbs
105
The present participle
114
Impersonal verbs
120
Prepositions
129

Adjectives
27
Indefinite adjectives pronouns and adverbs
35
Personal pronouns
44
Reflexive pronouns
48
Relative pronouns
53
Interrogative pronouns adjectives and adverbs
57
Cardinal and ordinal numbers
62
Fractions
65
Approximate quantities
66
Adverbs of quantity
68
The verb group
70
Formation of tenses
73
Narrating
160
Reporting
172
Expressing congratulations and appreciation
186
Hopes fears and regrets
199
Contradicting and criticizing
213
Expressing volition
220
Expressing doubt and certainty
236
Expressing logical relations
249
Structuring
264
Verb tables
278
Index of grammar structures and functions
292
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About the author (2004)

Margaret Lang is Professor of French, and Isabelle Perez is Teaching Fellow, both at the School of Management and Languages, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh

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