The Ultimate French Review and Practice: Mastering French Grammar for Confident Communication / Edition 1

The Ultimate French Review and Practice: Mastering French Grammar for Confident Communication / Edition 1

by David Stillman, Ronni Gordon
     
 

A good grasp of grammar enables the foreign-language learner to build skill and confidence in communication. Here's the "ultimate," painless way for intermediate and advanced learners to brush up on the rules. Each grammatical concept is explained and then illustrated with lively sentence examples; extensive exercises offer practice at applying this knowledge in

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A good grasp of grammar enables the foreign-language learner to build skill and confidence in communication. Here's the "ultimate," painless way for intermediate and advanced learners to brush up on the rules. Each grammatical concept is explained and then illustrated with lively sentence examples; extensive exercises offer practice at applying this knowledge in everyday conversation. Also included are "culture notes," authentic documents, vocabulary boxes, and verb charts, as well as a full answer key and index.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780658000744
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date:
09/01/1999
Series:
UItimate Review & Reference Series
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.80(d)

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Table of Contents

Part One: Verbs - Basic Forms and Uses
1. Present Tense
2. Present tense of irregular verbs
3. Negative sentences
4. Interrogative sentences
5. Imperative
6. Passé composé
7. Imperfect; imperfect versus passé composé
8. Reflexive verbs
9. Future and conditional; conditional sentences
10. Pluperfect, future perfect, and past conditional
11. Passé simple
12. Present participles; uses of the infinitive

Part Two: Nouns and Their Modifiers; Pronouns
13. Nouns: gender, number and articles; uses of articles
14. Stressed pronouns; subject-verb agreement
15. Possessive and demonstrative adjectives and pronouns
16. Interrogative adjectives and pronouns
17. Adjectives; comparative and superlative
18. Object pronouns

Part Three: Other Elements of the Sentence
19. Numbers; time; dates
20. Adverbs
21. Negatives and indefinites
22. Prepositions; prepositions with geographical names

Part Four: Verbs in Two – Clause Sentences
23. Relative clauses
24. The present subjunctive
25. The past subjunctive; literary subjunctives
26. The subjunctive (continued)

Part Five: Idiomatic Usage
27. The passive voice and substitutes for the passive
28. Important idioms and proverbs

Verb Charts Answers Index

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