Advanced French Grammar

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This reference grammar combines the best of modern and traditional approaches. Its objective is not only practical mastery of the language, but familiarity with its structure. The Grammar takes full account of modern linguistic research, but without excessive emphasis on formalism. It provides numerous examples based on the author's own experience of teaching French to English speakers. The norms of "correct expression" are given together with current usage and deviations. A substantial index of French and English words and of topics provides easy access to the text itself.
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"The work done by M. L'Huiller is outstanding. The text is excellent!" Dr. Erasmo G. Gerato, Professor of French and Italian, The Florida State University
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521484251
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 6/28/1999
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 716
  • Sales rank: 933,752
  • Product dimensions: 6.65 (w) x 9.37 (h) x 1.69 (d)

Table of Contents

Part I. Framework: 1. Parts of speech; 2. Syntax and grammatical functions; 3. Pronunciation, spelling, registers, punctuation; Part II. Verbs: 4. Introduction to verbs; 5. Present; 6. Depuis and other tense markers; 7. Future; 8. Imperfect; 9. Perfect; 10. Past historic; 11. Other past tenses; 12. Subjunctive; 13. Conditional and the expression of hypothesis; 14. Imperative; 15. Infinitive; 16. Present participles; 17. Past participles; 18. Active and passive voices; 19. Impersonal verbs and the impersonal voice; 20. Pronominal verbs; 21. Modals: devoir, pouvoir, vouloir; 22. Savoir/connaƮtre; Part III. Determiners and Prepositions: 23. Articles; 24. Possessive adjectives, possession, attribution; 25. Demonstrative adjectives; 26. Prepositions; Part IV. Nouns, Pronouns and Modifiers: 27. Nouns; 28. Qualifying adjectives; 29. Adverbs; 30. Comparatives and superlatives; 31. Personal pronouns; 32. Relative pronouns; 33. Possessive pronouns; 34. Demonstrative pronouns; 35. C'est/il est; 36. Indefinite words: adjectives, pronouns, adverbs; 37. Numbers; Part V. Sentences and Text: 38. Negative structures; 39. Interrogative and exclamative structures; 40. Coordination and juxtaposition; 41. Reported speech; Appendixes; Bibliography; Index.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 17, 2000

    Detail and Useful

    Every item is explained clearly. And lots of examples for reference. That book helps me in passing my French exam !

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