|Lawless, Laura K.|
Intermediate French For Dummies
1. Edition February 2008
2008. 340 Pages, Softcover
ISBN 978-0-470-18768-5 - John Wiley & Sons
Plenty of room to practice skills with exercises right in the workbook
From letters to e-mails to postcards, write in French with confidence
Looking to enhance your French writing skills? This friendly, hands-on workbook gives you practical examples and useful exercises so you can practice how native speakers use the language. From vocabulary and numbers to juggling tenses, you'll get a clear understanding of the nuances of French style and usage that will have you writing in no time. Plus, you'll find multiple charts that provide the conjugations for all types of French verbs.
Discover how to:
Use fundamental French grammar -- from nouns, adjectives, and adverbs to pronouns, prepositions, and conjunctions
Select the correct French verbs
Understand the importance of grammatical gender in French
Avoid the most common writing mistakes in French
From the contents
Part I: The Building Blocks of French.
Chapter 1: Understanding Parts of Speech and Bilingual Dictionaries.
Chapter 2: Figuring Out Nouns, Articles, and Possession.
Chapter 3: The 4-1-1 on Numbers, Dates, and Time.
Part II: The Here and Now: Writing in the Present.
Chapter 4: Right Here, Right Now: The Present Tense.
Chapter 5: Asking and Answering Questions.
Chapter 6: Just Say No: The Negative.
Chapter 7: "To Be" or "Being" Is the Question: Infinitives and Present Participles.
Chapter 8: Deciphering the Subjunctive Mood.
Part III: Writing with Panache: Dressing Up Your Sentences.
Chapter 9: Describing with Flair: Adjectives and Adverbs.
Chapter 10: I Command You: The Imperative.
Chapter 11: Sorting Out Pronominal Verbs: Idioms, Oneself, and Each Other.
Chapter 12: An Ode to Prepositions.
Chapter 13: Getting a Hold on Pronouns.
Chapter 14: Grasping Conjunctions and Relative Pronouns.
Part IV: That Was Then, and What Will Be, Will Be: The Past and Future Tenses.
Chapter 15: It's All in the Past: Passé Composé.
Chapter 16: What Was Happening? The Imparfait Tense.
Chapter 17: It's All Over! Other Past Tenses.
Chapter 18: What'll You Do? The Future.
Chapter 19: What Would You Do? The Conditional Mood.
Part V: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 20: Ten Common French Mistakes and How to Avoid 'Em.
Chapter 21: Ten Ways to Begin a Letter in French.
Part VI: Appendixes.
Appendix A: Verb Charts.
Appendix B: English-French Dictionary.
Appendix C: French-English Dictionary.