Overview

Long trusted as the most comprehensive, up-to-date and user-friendly grammar available, French Grammar and Usage provides students and teachers with a complete guide to French as it is written and spoken today. It includes clear and concise descriptions of all the main grammatical phenomena of French, and their use, illustrated by numerous examples taken from contemporary French, and distinguishes the most common forms of usage, both formal and informal. This combination of reference grammar and manual of current...
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French Grammar and Usage

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Overview

Long trusted as the most comprehensive, up-to-date and user-friendly grammar available, French Grammar and Usage provides students and teachers with a complete guide to French as it is written and spoken today. It includes clear and concise descriptions of all the main grammatical phenomena of French, and their use, illustrated by numerous examples taken from contemporary French, and distinguishes the most common forms of usage, both formal and informal. This combination of reference grammar and manual of current usage will prove invaluable to students and teachers of French from intermediate through to advanced level. Praised for its clear lay-out and lucid explanations, the new edition includes updated examples, enhanced cross-referencing and expanded explanations of notoriously difficult points of grammar.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781444174120
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 3/7/2013
  • Language: French
  • Series: Routledge Reference Grammars
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 464
  • File size: 5 MB

Meet the Author

Roger Hawkins is Professor of Language and Linguistics at the University of Essex. Richard Towell is Emeritus Professor of French Applied Linguistics at the University of Salford and a past President of the Association of French Language Studies.

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Table of Contents

Guide for the user
Glossary of key grammatical terms
Acknowledgements
Acknowledgements for the second edition
1 Nouns 1
2 Determiners 23
3 Personal and impersonal pronouns 40
4 Adjectives 78
5 Adverbs 98
6 Numbers, measurements, time and quantifiers 126
7 Verb forms 147
8 Verb constructions 186
9 Verb and participle agreement 208
10 Tense 222
11 The subjunctive, modal verbs, exclamatives and imperatives 241
12 The infinitive 273
13 Prepositions 301
14 Question formation 332
15 Relative clauses 349
16 Negation 365
17 Conjunctions and other linking constructions 382
Appendix 402
Bibliography 405
Index 407
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