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This highly successful grammar reference for Advanced level French students provides clear explanations of each grammar feature in English with examples in French. The explanations and examples then increase in difficulty throughout each chapter to ensure comprehension and progression.
- Puts topics into context with at-a-glance openers for each chapter- Develops your students' creative use of language with a range of open-ended communicative activities- Provides practice with graded reinforcement exercises and a self-check answer key- The popular choice for advanced level students with summary and revision points, ideal to use before the exam
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Introduction 1 Grammar - what is it? 2 Nouns 3 Articles and expressions of quantity 4 Adjectives 5 Adverbs 6 Comparative of adjectives and adverbs 7 Superlative of adjectives and adverbs 8 Demonstratives 9 Possession 10 Personal pronouns 11 Other determiners 12 Numerals 13 Measures and dimensions 14 Times, days, dates 15 The present tense 16 The imperative 17 The future tense 18 The conditional tense 19 The perfect tense 20 The imperfect tense 21 Other compound tenses 22 The past historic tense 23 Past tenses contrasted 24 Reflexive verbs 25 The infinitive 26 Modal auxiliaries 27 The infinitive after prepositions 28 Verbs and their objects 29 Participles 30 The passive 31 Impersonal verbs 32 The subjunctive: introduction 33 The subjunctive: influence 34 The subjunctive: emotional and mental reactions 35 The subjunctive: doubt, disbelief and possibility 36 The subjunctive: after conjunctions 37 The subjunctive: other main uses 38 Negatives 39 If ... 40 How long for? 41 Prepositions 42 Relative pronouns 43 Questions: the interrogative 44 Exclamations 45 Direct and indirect speech 46 C'est, il est, il y a 47 French pronunciation and spelling 48 Some hints to develop your French vocabulary, whilst avoiding the traps! Key to exercises Verb list Index