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French Grammar For Dummies

ISBN: 978-1-118-50251-8
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384 pages
April 2013
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Introduction  1

Part I: Getting Started with French Grammar  5

Chapter 1: French Grammar in a Nutshell  7

Chapter 2: Sounding Out French Words  17

Chapter 3: Using Nouns and Determiners  35

Chapter 4: Describing Nouns with Adjectives 55

Chapter 5: Dealing with Numbers, Dates, and Times  69

Part II: Constructing Sentences, Saying No, and Asking Questions  85

Chapter 6: Acquainting Yourself with the Present Tense  87

Chapter 7: Acting on Oneself and on Each Other: Pronominal Verbs  107

Chapter 8: Just Say No: Negative Words and Phrases  119

Chapter 9: Handling Questions and Exclamations  131

Part III: Beefing Up Your Sentences  155

Chapter 10: Saying Where, When, and How with Adverbs  157

Chapter 11: Picking Up Prepositions  171

Chapter 12: It’s All Relative: Making Comparisons  187

Chapter 13: Using Pronouns  203

Chapter 14: Adding the Gerund and the Passive to Your Repertoire  227

Part IV: Talking about the Past or Future  237

Chapter 15: Noting Past Actions with the Present Perfect  239

Chapter 16: Reminiscing and Describing Ongoing Past Actions with the Imperfect  253

Chapter 17: Projecting Forward with the Future  265

Part V: Expressing Conditions, Subjectivity, and Orders  283

Chapter 18: Wondering with the Conditional  285

Chapter 19: Surveying the Subjunctive  301

Chapter 20: Giving Orders with the Imperative  319

Chapter 21: Discovering Compound Tenses  333

Part VI: The Part of Tens  341

Chapter 22: Ten Common French Grammar Mistakes (And How to Avoid Them)  343

Chapter 23: Ten (Or So) Useful French Idioms  349

Index  353

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