A Self-Study French Grammar That Helps You Come Prepared To Class

step-by-step examples

To show you how to get from an English to a French sentence structure.

All the essentials

Straightforward lessons that focus on the rules and not the exceptions. Covers the French grammar taught in beginning college courses.

Study Tips

Tips to help you learn common French verbs and word forms, and to remember them.

one point per chapter

In each bite-sized lesson, author Jacqueline Morton explains one grammar rule and illustrates it with English and French examples.

Explained in English

To help you learn French grammar from the point of view of a language you already speak.

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Back Cover
Table of Contents (8th Edition)
Find the grammatical term you are looking for in our detailed table of contents
Review Booklet
Test your understanding of English and French grammar rules (For 7th Edition)
Sample Chapter (8th Edition)
Learn “What is a Direct Object Pronoun?” and how they work in English and French
Textbook Correlations
Correlations help you match the relevant chapter to your French textbook (7th Edition)

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“This is a very valuable tool for learning French. Not only does this book do a wonderful job of teaching French grammar, it also gives the student valuable tips and information to help accelerate the student’s learning”
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Linda Q. Sites
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“Excellent book!! Provides students with the essentials of their own native grammar necessary to comprehend the similarities and differences between English and French.”

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What is gender, agreement and number?

Learn terms used in English and French grammar such as conjugation, gender, number, and agreement—they play a minor role in English, but an important role in French.

Example: Agreement explains why big is grand when it describes a car, but grande when it describes a house.

Step-By-Step French Sentence Structure

Learn how to get from an English structure to an equivalent French sentence structure. Our examples will take you every step of the way.

Example: Here is the boy I spoke to is Voici le garçon à qui j’ai parlé (word-for-word: Here is the boy to whom I spoke)

What are nouns, verbs and adjectives?

Learn what are parts of speech so you can identify English and French nouns, verbs, adjectives, prepositions. This will help you choose the correct French equivalent to the English word.

Example: Play is joue if it’s a verb and pièce if it’s a noun.

What are subjects and objects?

Learn to identify the function of words used in English and French grammar so you can choose the correct French equivalent to the English word.

Learn what are English and French subjects, French direct and indirect objects.

Example: Him is le if it’s a direct object, and lui if it’s an indirect object.

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