French Essentials For Dummies

French Essentials For Dummies

Written by: Laura K. Lawless

  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • Publish Date: 2011-05-09
  • ISBN-10: 1118092945
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Just the core concepts you need to write and speak Frenchcorrectly If you have some knowledge of French and want to polish yourskills, French Essentials For Dummies focuses on just thecore concepts you need to communicate effectively. From conjugatingverbs to understanding tenses, this easy-to-follow guide lets youskip the suffering and score high at exam time. French 101 — get the lowdown on the basics, fromexpressing dates and times to identifying parts of speech Gender matters — see how a noun's gender determines thearticles, adjectives, and pronouns you have to use The here and now — learn how to conjugate verbs in thepresent tense, choose subject pronouns, and form the presentparticiple Way back when — get guidance on working with the pasttense, including hints about when to use the compound past(passé composé) and when to use the imperfect What lies ahead — discover the different ways to expressthe future Open the book and find: A review of numbers, dates, and times The parts of speech How to determine a noun's gender How to select the correct preposition Rules for making adjectives agree Tips for asking and answering yes/no questions Ways to spice up your descriptions Ten important verb distinctions Learn: The basics of French grammar and sentence construction How to conjugate regular, irregular, and stem-changing verbs To express ideas about the past, present, and future

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