The Ultimate French Verb Review and Practice, 2nd Edition

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McGraw Hill Professional, Sep 7, 2012 - Foreign Language Study - 336 pages
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Master the essential building blocks of French-language fluency with facilite

The Ultimate French Verb Review and Practice is your key to acquiring enhanced skills on the road to French fluency. More than just another French verb guide, it provides you with a concise review of verb forms and extensive practice in using verbs in context. With this knowledge in your tool kit, you will be able to construct authentic French sentences with increased confidence.

As you work through a series of increasingly demanding exercises, you'll quickly build your mastery of the French sentence--from simple subject-plus-verb sentences to more sophisticated ones, including conditional and compound sentences. This second edition is enhanced with new review exercises, accompanied by online audio available free on McGraw-Hill's unique Audio Study Player. These bonus elements help build your confidence in using French verbs effectively in key sentence structures.

The ideal resource for advanced beginners through advanced learners of French, The Ultimate French Verb Review and Practice gives you:

  • Numerous examples of how French verbs and sentence structures work in everyday language
  • Exercises in a variety of formats, including sentence completion, sentence building, dialogue writing, translation, verb-form replacement, and more
  • Hundreds of verbs listed in both structural and semantic groupings
  • Up-to-the-minute coverage of contemporary French, including computer and technology verbs
  • Dozens of clear, concise, at-a-glance charts and tables
 

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Contents

1 The Present Tense of Regular Verbs
1
2 Irregular Verbs Part I
24
3 Irregular Verbs Part II
43
4 The Imperative
60
5 The Passé Composé
81
6 The Imperfect The Imperfect vs the Passé Composé
108
7 Reflexive Verbs
133
8 The Future and the Conditional
158
The Present Subjunctive
191
The Subjunctive in Adjective Clauses The Past Subjunctive The Subjunctive in Adverb Clauses
212
12 The Present Participle and the Infinitive
227
Literary Tenses The Passé Simple The Imperfect Subjunctive The Pluperfect Subjunctive
252
Oral Exercises
260
Answer Key
269
Index
325
Copyright

The Pluperfect The Future Perfect The Conditional Perfect
177

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About the author (2012)

David M. Stillman holds a PhD in Spanish linguistics from the University of Illinois and has taught at Harvard, Boston University, and Cornell. He is on the faculty at The College of New Jersey, where he teaches French, Spanish, and Italian.

Ronni L. Gordon holds a PhD in Spanish language and Spanish and Latin American history and literature from Rutgers University and has taught at Harvard and Boston University. An education consultant, she has consulted on states’ K–12 academic standards for world languages and has read in foreign languages for the National Endowment for the Humanities.

The author team has written more than forty foreign language textbooks, multimedia courses, and reference books.

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