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Get up and running with FrenchEasy French Step-by-Stepproves that a solid grounding in grammar basics is the key to mastering a second language. You are quickly introduced to grammatical rules and concepts inorder of importance, which you can build on as you progress through the book. You will also learn more than 300 verbs, chosen by their frequency of use. Numerous exercises and engagingreadings help you quickly build your speaking and comprehension prowess.
Myrna Bell Rochester is a textbook author and editor. She has taught at UCLA and at Stanford University.
Table of Contents
Preface xi I. First Elements of French1. Nouns, Articles, and Descriptive AdjectivesGender and Number of Nouns and Articles The Definite Article Masculine Nouns Feminine Nouns Masculine and Feminine Articles Before a Vowel Sound or Mute h Singular Nouns and the Definite Article Learning the Gender of Nouns The Indefinite Article Masculine Nouns Feminine Nouns Plural Nouns Pronouncing the Plural Descriptive Adjectives Agreement of Adjectives in Gender and Number Adjectives of Color Adjectives That Precede the Noun Key Vocabulary Les adjectifs descriptifs (Descriptive Adjectives)Les cou/eurs (Colors) Key Vocabulary Les nationalities (Nationanlities) 2. The Verbs etre and avoir, Subject Pronouns, and Negation The VerbsThe Verbs etre (to be) and avoir (to have) Être and Subject Pronouns Subject Pronouns Uses of Être Expressions with Être Key Vocabulary Conjonctions. quafificatifs. et adverbes (Conjunctions, Qualifiers, and Adverbs) Negation with ne ... pas The Verb avoir (to have) Ne ..• pas de ... with avoir If y a ... (There is ... , There are ... ) Expressions with avoir Key Vocabulary La maison (The House) Reading Comprehension: La maison de Jean-Pierre 3.Days and Months, Regular -er Vel"bs in the Pl"eSent Tense, and InterrogativesDays of the Week, Months, and Seasons Les jours de la semaine(Days of the Week) Les mois de I'annee(Months of the Year) Les saisons (Seasons) Les parties du jour(Parts of the Day) Regular Verbs in the Present TenseConjugating Regular -er Verbs Uses of the Present Tense Interrogatives and Interrogative Words Yes/No QuestionsInformation Questions Key Vocabulary Noms mascu/ins (Masculine Nouns) Noms feminins (Feminine Noun~) Adjectifs(Adjectives) Conjonctions(Conjunctions) Reading Comprehension: Une petite ville en province 4 Numbers, Dates, and Time and Regular -ir Verbs in the Present Tense Cardinal Numbers Numbers from 0 to 99 Numbers from 100 Ordinal Numbers The Date and the YearTelling Time Regular -if Verbs in the Present TenseKey Vocabulary Les magas;ns et les commerces (Stores and Businesses)Key Vocabulary Les repas et Jes provisions(Meals and Groceries)Reading Comprehension: Au restaurant