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A Guide to French Grammar, 3rd edition

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)
Author(s): Stanley Prince


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.

Author / Compiler

Stanley Prince

Stanley Prince gained his degree in modern languages and philosophy, and his postgraduate certificate in education, in London. He also studied for some time at the University of Grenoble. He taught French for thirty-seven years and was formerly Head of the French Department at the Prebendal School, Chichester.


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