A Guide to French Grammar, 3rd edition
- Date of publication: 24 November 2014
- Paperback ISBN-13: 978 1 85341 141 0
- Pages: 74
- Images: 14 black & white cartoons
- Dimensions: 205 x 135 mm
- Weight: 122 grammes (unwrapped)
This highly successful companion to elementary French studies has been further revised, and provides easy access to all the information required for revision. It is a handy reference book of key facts, grammatical rules and tips for comprehension and essay work.
PART A GRAMMAR. VERBS: Present, Perfect, Pluperfect, Imperfect, Future, Conditional tenses; Imperative form; Infinitives; Present participles; Verbs followed by à; Verbs followed by de; Entrer dans; Verbs which include the English preposition; the Passive voice. NOUNS: Gender of nouns; Plurals of nouns. PRONOUNS: Personal, Interrogative, Demonstrative, Possessive pronouns. ADJECTIVES: Agreement of Adjectives with Noun; Position of adjectives; Interrogative, Demonstrative, Possessive adjectives. ADVERBS: Formation; common irregular adverbs. PREPOSITIONS: Some important prepositions; Countries; Continents; Prepositional phrases. NEGATIVES. USE OF DE. IDIOMS: with Avoir, with Faire; Venir de; Tenses with depuis; Être en train de; C’est, il est. PART B MISCELLANEOUS INFORMATION: Distinguish between …; L’Alphabet français; Accents; Days; Months; Seasons; Numbers; Date; Time; Linguistic subtleties. PART C COMPREHENSION: Question words; Important questions. PART D PRONUNCIATION: Sounds; Homonyms. PART E FAUX-AMIS. PART F ESSAY WRITING. PART G JUST FOR FUN: Tongue twisters; Conundrum; Quick Quiz; Proverbs. PART H SUPPLEMENT: Past historic tense; Past anterior tense; Subjunctive mood; Formation of the present subjunctive; Uses of the subjunctive; Answers to quiz and Proverbs; Glossary of grammatical terms.
Students who have studied French for at least one year and are working towards Common Entrance or GCSE examinations in Britain; all students at evening class institutions; more advanced students needing a systematic grammatical background.
Direct from the publisher; the European Bookshop, London; Foyles, Charing Cross Road, London; Heffers, Cambridge; Gardners Books, Eastbourne (wholesaler).