Advanced French Grammar

Author: Monique L'Huillier,L'Huillier Monique

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521484251

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 706

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This 1999 reference grammar, written for advanced students of French, their teachers, and others who want a better understanding of the French language, combines the best of modern and traditional approaches. Its objective is not only practical mastery of the language, but familiarity with its structure. Taking into account modern linguistic research, Advanced French Grammar approaches the French language primarily through the study of syntactic structures, but without excessive emphasis on formalism. It provides a generous number of examples, based on the author's own experience of teaching French to English-speakers, to help the student to understand the different meanings of apparently similar syntactic alternatives. The norms of 'correct expression' are given together with current usage and deviations, and appendixes provide information on the 1990 spelling reforms and on numbers. A substantial index of French and English words and of topics provides easy access to the text itself.

Practice Makes Perfect: Advanced French Grammar

All You Need to Know For Better Communication

Author: Véronique Mazet

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071771726

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 240

View: 8842

Take your French grammar skills to the next level and speak with more panache! To fully understand how to speak French effectively you must move beyond the fundamental principles of grammar and tackle more sophisticated sentence constructions. Practice Makes Perfect: Advanced French Grammar focuses on intermediate- to advanced-level topics to help you create more complex, meaningful sentences and communicate more naturally. Instead of just applying sets of rules, Practice Makes Perfect: Advanced French Grammar helps you better understand the nuances of the language and develop your skills and confidence as a French speaker by providing easy-to-absorb explanatory materials, examples, and exercises. Inside you will find: Thorough explanations of topics that often prove difficult for English speakers when they learn French, such as the correct use of object pronouns. Practical exercises that give you the opportunity to test what you've learned Learn the ins and outs of: Compound tenses • Translating -ing • The subjunctive • Relative tenses • Ce versus ça • Prepositions • . . . and much more

Practice Makes Perfect: Advanced French Grammar, Second Edition

Author: Véronique Mazet

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 1260011267

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 254

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Gain control over difficult areas of French grammar with this accessible guide Mastering grammar in a new language can be challenging. Practice Makes Perfect Advanced French Grammar helps you take your grammar skills to the next level. Written for advanced beginner and intermediate language learners, the book focuses on the sophisticated grammar topics that are essential to constructing longer, more complex sentences. Easy-to-absorb explanatory materials and examples are featured throughout the text. Comprehensive review exercises are included to help reinforce the topics covered and gauge your progress. You’ll develop a better understanding of the nuances of the language and quickly zero in on what holds you back from fluency. With this book to guide you, you’ll learn how to create more complex, meaningful sentences and communicate in French more effectively. Practice Makes Perfect Advanced French Grammar features: • Thorough explanations of topics that often prove difficult for English speakers learning French, including compound tenses, the subjunctive, and prepositions • New: Chapter review test to assess your understanding of the material • Practical exercises that give you the opportunity to test what you've learned • Targeted focus to help you improve your language skills in less time • A handy appendix of tables resolves troublesome grammar issues

A Student Grammar of French

Author: Malcolm Offord

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 113945529X

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 428

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A Student Grammar of French is a concise introduction to French grammar, designed specifically for English-speaking undergraduates. Keeping technical detail to a minimum, it explains the fundamentals of the grammar in accessible and simple terms, and helps students to put their learning into practice through a range of fun and engaging exercises. All the essential topics are covered, with chapters on verbs, nouns, adjectives, pronouns, determiners, prepositions, adverbs, negation, numerals, sentences, and clauses. Every grammatical point is illustrated with a range of authentic examples drawn from magazines and newspapers, covering many areas of contemporary life such as fashion, health issues, relationships and sport. It is clearly organized into a user-friendly, numbered indexing system, allowing the learner to quickly and easily locate any grammatical topic. Functioning both as an indispensable reference guide and a comprehensive workbook, this grammar will become the perfect accompaniment to any first or second year undergraduate course.

French Grammar and Usage

Author: Roger D. Hawkins,Richard Towell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0340991240

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 441

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This book provides a jargon-free guide to the forms and structures of French as it is spoken and written in France. It represents a combination of reference grammar and a manual of current usage.

Collins Advanced French Grammar and Practice

Author: Sophie Gavrois

Publisher: Collins

ISBN: 9780007490332

Category: French language

Page: 256

View: 8607

This invaluable guide deals systematically and comprehensively with all the information you will need to take your understanding of French to the next level.The user-friendly layout explains the grammar point with helpful illustrative examples. Each chapter ends with practice exercises to reinforce the learning process.Furthermore, the appendices at then end of the book are designed to provide additional information which will complement your studies.

A Comprehensive French Grammar

Author: Glanville Price

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118697677

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 608

View: 7144

Characterized by clear and accessible explanations, numerousexamples and sample sentences, a new section on register and tone,and useful appendices covering topics including age and time, AComprehensive French Grammar, Sixth Edition is an indispensabletool for advanced students of French language and literature. A revised edition of this established, bestselling Frenchgrammar Includes a new section on register and medium and offersexpanded treatment of French punctuation Features numerous examples and sample sentences, and usefulappendices covering topics including age, time, and dimension, allavailable in an easily-navigable format Written by renowned French scholar, Glanville Price

A Reference Grammar of French

Author: R. E. Batchelor,M. Chebli-Saadi

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139504010

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: N.A

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A Reference Grammar of French is a lively, wide-ranging and original handbook on the structure of the French language. It includes new information on register, pronunciation, gender, number, foreign words (Latin, Arabic, English, Spanish, Italian), adjectives and past participles used as nouns, texting, word order, frequency of occurrence of words, and usage with all geographical names. Examples come not only from France, but also from Quebec, Belgium and Switzerland. Readers will appreciate the initial passages illustrating the grammatical features of a given chapter. Also included is a user-friendly introduction to the French language, from its Latin origins to modern times. A full glossary explains any terms that might confuse the less experienced reader, and the index leads the student through the detailed labyrinth of grammatical features. This handbook will be an invaluable resource for students and teachers who want to perfect their knowledge of all aspects of French grammar.

Help Yourself to Advanced French Grammar

A Grammar Reference and Workbook Post-GCSE/Advanced Level

Author: Thalia Marriott,Mireille Ribière

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Longman

ISBN: 9780582329454

Category: French language

Page: 281

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This new edition tests, explains and practises all the grammar knowledge required by the A Level syllabuses, in a format which is as appropriate for classroom use as it is for self study. It has been brought up to date with current vocabulary and curriculum requirements.

French for Success

Progressive French Grammar. Book 1 (Beginners Level)

Author: Philip Ejikeme

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1524629243

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 112

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FRENCH FOR SUCCESS is conceived to facilitate rapid mastery of rules governing French grammar. It is the fruit of reflections on simple, but reliable methods that will enable the non-Francophone to acquire a mindset similar to that of the Francophone. To do that, we strive to simplify the conjugation of verbs, which is what makes the French language appear to be difficult. Accordingly, verbs are placed into categories, instead of groups, depending on their patterns of conjugation. Each category has a conjugation formula. A category is a group of verbs that share similar conjugation patterns in all tenses. While, traditionally, the radical of a verb is repeated six times in a conjugation, the concept exposed in these manuals seeks to use a radical once (unless it is impossible to do so, as in irregular verbs), and replace it with other radicals of the same category. As you will discover, verbs in the same categories share the same six endings which remain unchanged. Examples of radicals are: aim- from aimer; parl- from parler, écout- from écouter or donn- from donner. The groupings and their distinctive features are explained. Understanding that conjugation is just a matter of arrangement of verb endings, and knowing which verbs that belong together makes learning French much easier. Category A comprises over 4000 verbs, and one can learn their conjugation in less than 10 minutes. The curious might wonder why we prefer categories to groups. Currently, there are three main groups – namely the first group which comprises verbs ending in er; the second group which is composed of verbs ending in ir; and the third group composed of verbs ending in re. The first group alone (the er-group) comprises about 13 different groups of verbs, the radicals of which cannot mutually replace one another. We reduce them to 8. For instance, donn-, aim-, parl- and écout- can replace one another but cannot replace céd-or cèd- from céder; or jett and jet- from jeter, etc, although they all end in er and belong to the first group. In the second group, while fini- (finir), agi- (agir), and béni- (bénir) are mutually replaceable, they cannot replace sor-(sortir), par-(partir), men-(mentir); cour-(courir), secour- (secourir); or vien- and ven-(venir). We think that placing in the same group verbs whose patterns of conjugation have nothing to do with one another can lead to confusion. Similarly, in group 3, which comprises verbs ending in re, while attendre, vendre, rendre, perdre can replace one another in a conjugation, they cannot replace prendre, comprendre; and moudre, dissoudre and coudre do not even share common patterns of conjugation. Themes are selected to facilitate visual recognition. Where possible, nouns, adjectives and adverbs are grouped in a manner that help the learner distinguish the gender and number, or show them how those parts of speech are formed. The manuals are divided into four volumes for the progressive acquisition of the rules of French Grammar. While Book 1 introduces such basics as articles /gender (masculine/feminine), and nouns, prepositions, numbers, professions, book 2 seeks to consolidate the knowledge acquired earlier. Other tenses are examined in greater details. Progressively, the users build their confidence as they learn to construct correct sentences.

A Complete French Grammar for Reference and Practice

Author: Trudie Maria Booth

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 0761849718

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 488

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Covers both basic and advanced levels of French grammar providing information on grammatical structures along with practical examples and exercises.

A French-English Grammar

A Contrastive Grammar on Translational Principles

Author: Morris Salkoff

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027231321

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 342

View: 854

In this contrastive grammar the comparisons between French and English structures are formulated as rules which associate a French schema with its translation into an equivalent English one. In doing so, the text presents the general principles needed to build a new translation procedure.

Modern French Grammar

A Practical Guide

Author: Margaret Lang,Isabelle Perez

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415334822

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 302

View: 5218

This new edition of the Modern French Grammar is an innovative reference guide to French, combining traditional and function-based grammar in a single volume. Divided into two parts, Part A covers traditional grammatical categories such as word order, nouns, verbs and adjectives and Part B is organized around language functions and notions such as: giving and seeking information describing processes and results expressing likes, dislikes and preferences. With a strong emphasis on contemporary usage, all grammar points and functions are richly illustrated with examples. Implementing feedback from users of the first edition of the Grammar, this second edition includes clearer explanations and greater emphasis on areas of particular difficulty for learners of French. This is the ideal reference grammar for learners of French at all levels, from beginner to advanced. No prior knowledge of grammatical terminology is assumed and a glossary of grammatical terms is provided. This Grammar is complemented by the Modern French Grammar Workbook Second Edition which features related exercises and activities.