Advanced French Grammar

Author: Monique L'Huillier,L'Huillier Monique

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521484251

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 706

View: 9872

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: 1289

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, Ph.D

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 9781260011258

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 272

View: 7938

Master French grammar through hands-on exercises and practice, practice, practice! Practice Makes Perfect: Advanced French Grammar helps you take your French skills to the next level by targeting those key grammar points that may give you trouble. This reference/workbook guides you through each grammatical issue using concise, easy-to-understand language, helping you understand the nuances of the language and keeping you focused on achieving your goal of fluency. Practice Makes Perfect: Advanced French Grammar puts you on the path to French-language mastery with: ● Example sentences that illustrate and clarify each grammatical point ● Dozens of exercises, increased in this new edition, that are suited to your learning style ● A detailed answer key for quick, easy progress checks Master these tricky subjects: ● The use of “empty prepositions” in French ● The passé compose with être ● Translating –ing into French ● Reported speech after que ● Phony triggers of the subjunctive ● When and if sentences ● The use of definite articles ● The position of object pronouns ● and much more

A Student Grammar of French

Author: Malcolm Offord

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 113945529X

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 428

View: 3540

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.

Collins Advanced French Grammar and Practice

Author: Sophie Gavrois

Publisher: Collins

ISBN: 9780007490332

Category: French language

Page: 256

View: 9950

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.

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

View: 7186

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.

Französisch für Dummies

Author: Dodi-Katrin Schmidt,Michelle M. Williams,Dominique Wenzel,Nathalie L. Brochard

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527705457


Page: 384

View: 1087


A Comprehensive French Grammar

Author: Glanville Price

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118697677

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 608

View: 5920

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

View: 2544

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.

The Advanced Learner Variety

The Case of French

Author: Emmanuelle Labeau,Florence Myles

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9783039110728

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 298

View: 5737

This volume originates from a workshop entitled 'Revisiting advanced varieties in L2 learning' organized by the editors at Aston University (Birmingham, UK) in June 2006. It consists of a peer-reviewed selection of the best contributions. Many different approaches have been used in the study of advanced learners and their characteristics. Specific areas of language have repeatedly been found to remain problematic even at advanced levels, and much empirical research has been carried out. In particular, areas of grammar such as the tense or agreement systems often pose difficulties, as well as lexical idiosyncrasies such as formulaic sequences, and the discourse/pragmatic constraints operating in French. This volume brings together recent research exploring the advanced learner capabilities in each of those domains, as well as possible explanations for the difficulties they raise for the L2 learner of French. Additionally, one of the areas which has received considerable attention in the French L2 literature on advanced learners, tense and aspect, is also explored from the point of view of French learners of English, to explore any parallels. In presenting this research, the book clarifies the concept of the advanced learner: how does s/he differ from native speakers and why?

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

View: 2125

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

French for Success

Progressive French Grammar. Book 1 (Beginners Level)

Author: Philip Ejikeme

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1524629243

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 112

View: 814

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.

Practice Makes Perfect: Intermediate French Grammar

With 145 Exercises

Author: Eliane Kurbegov

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071775390

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 208

View: 6525

Master French grammar through hands-on exercises and practice, practice, practice! Practice Makes Perfect: Intermediate French Grammar helps you take your grammar skills to a higher level and gives you the confidence to speak and write in your new language. This workbook leads you through French grammar using concise, easy-to-understand language, keeping you focused on achieving your goal of total fluency. Practice Makes Perfect: Intermediate French Grammar is packed with: Example sentences that illustrate and clarify each grammatical point Hundreds of exercises in formats suited to your learning style Practical and high-frequency French vocabulary Master these tricky subjects: Prepositions and prepositional phrases * Idiomatic uses of irregular verbs * Negative and interrogative structures * Imparfait and passe compose * The subjunctive mood * Relative pronouns

Hammer's German Grammar and Usage

Author: N.A

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131752554X

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 610

View: 376

Long trusted as the most comprehensive, up-to-date and user-friendly grammar available, Hammer’s German Grammar provides you with a complete guide to German as it is written and spoken today. In a new layout to enable better referencing, this new edition includes: concise descriptions of the main grammatical phenomena of German and their use examples of grammar taken from contemporary German, helping you to understand the underlying grammatical principles more quickly invaluable guidance on pronunciation and the German accent discussion of new words from English roots, helping you to communicate in German as Germans do today clarification on the spelling reform and current spellings of German, thus increasing your confidence while writing and reading in German. Praised for its lucid explanations, this new edition distinguishes the most common forms of usage, both formal and informal. Hammer’s German Grammar also offers you a combination of reference grammar and manual of current usage that you will find invaluable, whether a student or a teacher, at intermediate or advanced level.

Practice in French Grammar

For Students Starting Post-16 Courses

Author: Michael Gross

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 9780748762910

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 214

View: 1235

Originally published: London: Mary Glasgow Publications, an imprint of Stanley Thornes (Publishers) Ltd, 1991.

The Structure of Modern Standard French

A Student Grammar

Author: Britt Mosegaard Hansen

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198723733


Page: 416

View: 4018

This book is an advanced student's grammar of French that integrates traditional grammar with knowledge and insights from modern linguistics. Maj-Britt Mosegaard Hansen takes a structural approach to French grammar: she provides clear descriptions of grammatical rules based explicitly on syntactic structure, and places descriptive emphasis on instances where the grammatical structures of French differ from those used in corresponding contexts in English. The first part of the book provides an introduction to French sentence structure, before the following parts examine the grammar of verbs, nominals, particles, and clauses and sentences. The Structure of Modern Standard French will be a valuable resource for students of French at undergraduate level and beyond. It assumes some prior knowledge of French grammar but is designed to be accessible to those with no background in linguistics.

Test Yourself: French Grammar

Author: Didier Bertrand,Patricia Petrus Brand,Carolyn Josenhans Simmons

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780844223605

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 208

View: 7257

With the Test Yourself series, you can test yourself before your instructor does and immediately learn what topics you need to study to improve you score. TEST YOURSELF in FRENCH GRAMMAR features sample tests for the entire spectrum of the language's grammatical structure, including separate parts of speech; tenses/moods; possessives; interrogatives; comparative terms; numbers and time; and more.