9780071453875

Easy French Step-by-Step

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    9780071453875

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 12/1/2008
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
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Summary

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.

Author Biography

Myrna Bell Rochester is a textbook author and editor. She has taught at UCLA and at Stanford University.

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Table of Contents

Preface xi
I. First Elements of French


1. Nouns, Articles, and Descriptive Adjectives

Gender 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 Verbs
The 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 Interrogatives

Days 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 Tense
Conjugating Regular -er Verbs
Uses of the Present Tense
Interrogatives and Interrogative Words
Yes/No Questions
Information 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 Year
Telling Time
Regular -if Verbs in the Present Tense
Key Vocabulary

Les magas;ns et les commerces

(Stores and Businesses)
Key Vocabulary

Les repas et Jes provisions

(Meals and Groceries)
Reading Comprehension:
Au restaurant

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