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Beginning with familiar French cognates and a review of basic French pronunciation, this book covers key grammar fundamentals such as common verb tenses, nouns, pronouns, and gender. You'll build your French vocabulary with essential words and phrases and quickly master this challenging yet lyrical language. Test yourself at the end of every chapter for reinforcement that you're fast on your way to speaking, writing, and understanding French.
This fast and easy guide features:
• Clear and straightforward explanations of French grammar fundamentals
• Numerous examples that place new words in practical context
• Helpful writing and speaking exercises that bring the French language to life
• Coverage of everyday topics as well as conversational expressions
• Quizzes at the end of each chapter to reinforce new material
Simple enough for a beginner but challenging enough for a more advanced student, French Demystified is your shortcut to mastering this engaging language.
at a given time, use venir in the imparfait + de + the infinitive. Oral Practice Track 42 Repeat aloud the following sentences. Written Practice 5 Conjugate the following verbs using venir de in the imparfait. The imparfait Versus the passé composé The imparfait is the tense that engenders the most polemics among French grammarians. Why did Gide or Proust use an imparfait here? He probably meant a passé simple! And it goes on for hours without any resolution. Almost any time you tell a
They are used to highlight special information and to remind you of a concept that is important to keep in mind. For example: French does not capitalize adjectives that refer to a country. Each chapter ends with a quiz that will help you to evaluate your understanding of the material of the chapters. The quizzes are open-book quizzes, which means that you should use the content of the chapters as a resource for determining the correct answers. A good suggestion is to achieve a score of at least
dropping the -ons ending from the present-tense nous form and adding ant. See the following examples. faire (to do) finir (to finish) manger (to eat) parler (to speak) voir (to see) The following list includes some exceptions: The Present Participle as a Noun The present participle can be used as a noun. When used as a noun, the present participle changes gender and number depending on the meaning. For example: The Present Participle as an Adjective The present participle can also be used
anglais. 4. Celle-ci est en rayonne. Celle-là est en soie. 5. Celui-ci est mécanicien. Celui-là est électricien. QUIZ 1. vous aviez su / elles étaient allées / ils étaient sortis / il s’était rendu compte / nous avions bu / tu avais vécu / elle était restée / vous aviez obtenu / elle avait dû / j’avais entendu 2. a appris; avait démissionné / ont loué; avaient acheté / me suis rendu compte; avait plagié / a su; avaient eu / suis tombé(e); avais bu / avez obtenu; aviez exigé / s’est passé;
call), take two l s in all but the first and second persons plural. Here are a few other verbs following the same pattern: Oral Practice Track 8 Ask the following questions and then answer them, aloud. Written Practice 3 Conjugate the following verbs. Written Practice 4 Match the left and right columns. Asking Questions There are three ways of asking questions. You can either do an inversion of the subject and the verb, use the est-ce que form, or simply keep the positive form with an