The Ultimate French Verb Review and Practice [NOOK Book]


Master the essential building blocks of French-language fluency with facilité

The Ultimate French Verb Review and Practice offers you an exciting new way to gain the confidence and skills you need to take the next big step on the road to French fluency. More than just another French verb guide, it ...

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The Ultimate French Verb Review and Practice

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Master the essential building blocks of French-language fluency with facilité

The Ultimate French Verb Review and Practice offers you an exciting new way to gain the confidence and skills you need to take the next big step on the road to French fluency. More than just another French verb guide, it provides you with a concise review of verb forms and extensive practice in tense usage. You are then encouraged to apply your knowledge of verb forms to sentence construction.

As you work through a series of increasingly more demanding exercises, you'll quickly build your mastery of the French sentence--from simple subject-plus-verb sentences to more sophisticated ones, including conditional and compound sentences. Also, by continually comparing and contrasting French and English verb tenses and sentence structures, the authors further demystify the conventions of French sentence construction.

The ideal resource for experienced beginners through advanced learners of French, The Ultimate French Verb Review and Practice gives you:

  • Numerous examples of how French verbs and sentence structures work in everyday language

  • Exercises in a variety of formats, including sentence completion, sentence building, dialogue writing, translation, verb-form replacement, and more

  • Hundreds of verbs listed in both structural and semantic groupings

  • Up-to-the-minute coverage of contemporary French, including computer and technology verbs

  • Dozens of clear, concise, at-a-glance charts and tables

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071661089
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
  • Publication date: 3/8/2006
  • Series: UItimate Review & Reference Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 320
  • File size: 28 MB
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Meet the Author

David M. Stillman, Ph.D., teaches Spanish, French, Italian, and Hebrew at The College of New Jersey.

Ronni L. Gordon, Ph.D., is an education consultant specializing in curriculum development in foreign languages, literature, and history.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1. The Present Tense of Regular Verbs Building Sentences Subject + verb, subject + verb + direct object ( transitive and intransitive verbs) Disjunctive pronouns + subject + verb, disjunctive pronoun + subject + verb+ direct object 2. Irregular Verbs (Part I) Building Sentences Negative Sentences 3. Irregular Verbs (Part II) Building Sentences Verb + infinitive construction Questions: yes/no questions 4. The Imperative Building Sentences Sentences with indirect objects Sentences with direct object pronouns Sentences with indirect object pronouns Object pronouns with the imperative 5. The Passé Composé Building Sentences Questions: information questions, question words Placement of adverbs in the passé The Passive voice 6. The Imperfect; The Imperfect vs. the Passé Composé Building Sentences Sentences with the pronouns y and en 7. Reflexive Verbs Building Sentences Sentences with double object pronouns 8. The Future and the Conditional Building Sentences Conditional sentence: possible conditions, contrary- -to- present-fact conditions Clef sentences: highlighting an element of a sentence. 9. Compound Tense: The Pluerfect; The Future Perfect; The Conditional Perfect Building Sentences Conditional sentences: contrary- to- past-fact conditions Clef sentences: highlighting the direct object of the sentence 10. The Subjunctive (Part I ): The Present Subjunctive Building Sentences Clef sentencehighlightinging the direct object and other elements of the sentence 11. The Subjunctive (Part II) The Subjunctive in Adjective Clauses; The Past Subjunctive The Subjunctive in Adverb Clauses Building Sentences Compound and complex sentence 12. The Present Participle and the Infinitive Building Sentences Preposition + infinitive phrases as verbal complements Verbperceptionption and laisser + infinitive The causative (faire + infinitive)

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