French Grammar: Maximum help on All Aspects of French Grammar by William Rowlinson | 9780198603412 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
French Grammar: Maximum help on All Aspects of French Grammar

French Grammar: Maximum help on All Aspects of French Grammar

by William Rowlinson
     
 

ISBN-10: 019860341X

ISBN-13: 9780198603412

Pub. Date: 02/28/2001

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Unlike most grammar series, this one simplifies and clarifies what is often perceived as the most difficult aspect of learning a foreign language. Oxford Easy Grammar texts cover all the fundamental and essential points of a language's grammar in a clear and user-friendly way, with every grammatical point clearly explained and backed up by examples in English

Overview

Unlike most grammar series, this one simplifies and clarifies what is often perceived as the most difficult aspect of learning a foreign language. Oxford Easy Grammar texts cover all the fundamental and essential points of a language's grammar in a clear and user-friendly way, with every grammatical point clearly explained and backed up by examples in English before being illustrated in the foreign language. Each area of grammar is presented on a double-page spread for easy access and navigation, with all example sentences highlighted to show what is being illustrated. Finally, a full A-Z list of grammatical terms with clear descriptions rounds out each volume.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198603412
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
02/28/2001
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 4.20(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

VERBS 1(76)
Tense formation
2(2)
Conjugation of -er verbs
4(4)
Conjugation of -ir verbs
8(2)
Conjugation of -re verbs
10(2)
Compound tenses
12(16)
Use of tenses
The present tense
16(2)
The perfect tense
18(2)
The imperfect tense
20(2)
The past historic tense
22(1)
The future tense
23(3)
The conditional tenses
26(1)
Literary tenses
27(1)
The imperative
28(2)
Reflexive verbs
30(2)
The passive
32(7)
Participles
The present participle
34(3)
The perfect participle
37(1)
The past participle
38(1)
The subjunctive
39(11)
The infinitive
50(14)
Preposition after verbs
With infinitives
54(3)
With nouns and pronouns
57(2)
Alphabetical list of verb constructions with prepositions
59(5)
Modal verbs
64(7)
faire + infinitive and similar constructions
71(3)
Impersonal verbs
74(3)
ARTICLES 77(9)
The definite article
77(3)
The indefinite and partitive articles
80(6)
NOUNS 86(16)
Gender of nouns
86(7)
Feminine of nouns
93(5)
Plural of nouns
98(4)
PRONOUNS 102(31)
Subject pronouns
102(2)
Object pronouns
104(5)
Disjunctive pronouns
109(3)
Relative pronouns
112(6)
Interrogative pronouns
118(5)
Possessive pronouns
123(1)
Demonstrative pronouns
124(3)
Indefinite pronouns
127(6)
ADJECTIVES 133(20)
Feminine of adjectives
134(3)
Plural of adjectives
137(1)
Position of adjectives
138(5)
Comparative and superlative of adjectives
143(3)
Demonstrative, possessive, and interrogative adjectives
146(2)
Indefinite adjectives
148(2)
Nouns used adjectivally (attributive nouns)
150(3)
ADVERBS 153(11)
Formation of adverbs
153(3)
Position of adverbs
156(1)
Comparative and superlative of adverbs
157(2)
Negative adverbs
159(5)
PREPOSITIONS 164(28)
Alphabetical list of French prepositions and their use
164(21)
Cross-reference list of English prepositions
185(7)
CONJUNCTIONS 192(4)
NUMBERS, TIME, QUANTITIES 196(13)
Cardinal numbers
196(2)
Ordinal numbers
198(2)
Approximate numbers
200(1)
Fractions
200(2)
Time and date
202(4)
Measurement
206(3)
WORD ORDER 209(6)
Special cases (after direct speech; after peut-etre, a peine, aussi; in exclamations; after dont)
210(1)
Word order in direct questions
211(2)
Word order in indirect questions
213(2)
PUNCTUATION 215(5)
Commas
215(1)
Captial letters
215(1)
Colon and dash
216(1)
Suspension points
217(1)
Inverted commas
218(2)
TRANSLATION PROBLEMS 220(15)
-ing
220(4)
it is
224(2)
just (adverb)
226(1)
-self
227(1)
since
228(1)
soon and late
229(1)
time(s)
230(1)
to be
231(1)
Verb + object + infinitive
232(1)
Verb + preposition combinations
232(1)
whatever, whoever
233(2)
PRONUNCIATION TRAPS 235(4)
VERB TABLES 239(21)
Verbs in -er with minor changes
239(3)
Irregular verbs (alphabetical list)
242(18)
Glossary of Grammatical Terms 260(10)
Index 270

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