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French Verbs For Dummies

ISBN: 978-0-470-09961-2
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286 pages
December 2006
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Introduction.

Part I: Living in the Here and Now: The Present Indicative.

Chapter 1: Verbs 101: The Lowdown on Verbs.

Chapter 2: Conjugating Regular Verbs in the Present Tense.

Chapter 3: Knowing How to Handle Spelling-Change Verbs.

Chapter 4: Wrestling with Some Irregular Conjugations.

Chapter 5: Reflecting on Pronominal Verbs (Reflexive, Reciprocal, and Idiomatic).

Chapter 6: Forming the Present Participle and the Gerund.

Part II: Using Verbs Correctly with Questions, Commands, and Such.

Chapter 7: Inquisitive Minds Want to Know: Asking and Answering Questions.

Chapter 8: Telling People What to Do: The Regular, Irregular, and Pronominal Commands.

Chapter 9: Looking Forward and Back: The Immediate Future and Past.

Chapter 10: Correctly Using Often Misused Verbs in Daily Conversation.

Part III: Taking a Look Back: The Past Tenses.

Chapter 11: No Tense Is Perfect: The Imperfect Tense.

Chapter 12: Comprehending the Passé Composé and the Pluperfect Tenses.

Chapter 13: Contrasting the Imperfect with the Passé Composé.

Chapter 14: Deciphering the Literary Tenses: The Passé Simple and Passé Antérieur.

Part IV: Looking Ahead: The Future and the Conditional Tenses.

Chapter 15: Moving Forward with the Future Tense.

Chapter 16: Completing a Future Action with the Future Perfect.

Chapter 17: Could-ing and Would-ing with the Present Conditional Tense.

Chapter 18: Trying the Past Conditional Tense: Could Have and Would Have.

Part V: Considering Your Mood: Subjunctive or Not.

Chapter 19: Creating the Present Subjunctive.

Chapter 20: Knowing How to Use the Present Subjunctive.

Chapter 21: Forming and Using the Past Subjunctive.

Part VI: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 22: Ten Verbs Used the French Way.

Chapter 23: Ten Most Frequently Mixed-Up Verbs.

Part VII: Appendixes.

Appendix A: French-to-English Verb Glossary.

Appendix B: English-to-French Verb Glossary.

Appendix C: Conjugating Common Irregular Verbs.

Index.

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