Modern French Grammar: A Practical Guide

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Psychology Press, 1996 - Foreign Language Study - 357 pages
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Modern French Grammar is an innovative new practical reference grammar, combining traditional and function-based grammar in a single volume. It is the ideal reference work for intermediate and advanced learners of the language. The Grammar is divided into two parts. The first, concise section covers traditional grammatical categories such as word order, nouns, verbs and adjectives. The second (and more extensive) section is carefully organised around language functions and notions such as:
* giving and seeking information
* putting actions into context
* expressing likes, dislikes and preferences
* comparing objects and actions
Written by an two experienced teachers and academics, the emphasis is on contemporary usage. Particular attention is paid to indexing and cross-referencing across two sections. Students will find the grammar invaluable throughout their career with the language from `first-aid' to professional use.
This book revives learners' enthusiasm for grammar through an easily accessible, example-driven format and a pragmatic approach that complements today's teaching practices.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Howto use this book
5
Glossary
6
IThesounds ofFrench
11
Accents cedilla diaeresis
12
Liaison
13
The noun group
15
Articles
16
The future tense
102
The past historic
108
How the future perfect is used
114
The subjunctive
121
Reflexive verbs
133
The past participle
139
The imperative
145
Impersonal verbs
151

The indefinite article
22
The partitive article
23
Demonstrative adjectives
27
Demonstrative pronouns
29
Possessive adjectives
31
Possessive pronouns
34
Nouns
35
Adjectives
42
Indefinite adjectives pronouns and adverbs
51
Personal pronouns
62
Reflexive pronouns
67
Emphatic pronouns position and order of pronouns
68
Relative pronouns
73
Interrogative pronouns adjectives and adverbs
78
Cardinal and ordinal numbers
83
Fractions
88
Dimensions
89
Adverbs ofquantity
91
Hie verb group
92
Prepositions
161
Narrating
198
Reporting
212
Asking questions
218
Attitude
226
Expressing surprise and disgust
235
Love and hate
241
Argumentation
248
Asserting and confirming
254
Contradicting and criticizing
261
Expressing volition
270
Expressing permission and obligation
280
Expressing doubt and certainty
289
Expressing logical relations
304
Expressing opposition
316
Structuring
322
Vert tables
334
Index of grammar structures and functions
348
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