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The Essentials of French

Author: Miriam Ellis
Publisher: Piscataway, New Jersey : Research & Education Association, [2008] ©2008
Series: Essentials Study Guides.
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REA's Essentials provide quick and easy access to critical information in a variety of different fields, ranging from the most basic to the most advanced. As its name implies, these concise, comprehensive study guides summarize the essentials of the field covered. Essentials are helpful when preparing for exams, doing homework and will remain a lasting reference source for students, teachers, and professionals.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Ellis, Miriam
French Essentials
Newburyport : Research & Education Association,c2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Miriam Ellis
ISBN: 9780738670560 0738670561
OCLC Number: 867135146
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: These "Little Books" have rescued lots of grades and more!; Title Page; Copyright Page; What REA's Essentials® Will Do for You; Table of Contents; CHAPTER 1 --
The Sounds of French; 1.1 Pronunciation Hints; 1.2 The International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA); 1.3 The French Alphabet; 1.4 Accents; 1.5 Liaison; 1.6 Elision; 1.7 Syllabification; CHAPTER 2 --
Cognates-Words You Recognize; 2.1 Cognates Common to Both Languages; 2.2 Cognates with Minor Spelling Changes; 2.3 Spelling Pitfalls; 2.4 "Faux amis" (False Friends); 2.5 Some Borrowed Words; 2.6 Capitalization; 2.7 Interrogative Sentences CHAPTER 3 --
By the Numbers3.1 Counting from 1 to 1,000,000,000; 3.2 Telling Time; 3.3 Describing Time; 3.4 Days of the Week; 3.5 Months; 3.6 The Four Seasons: Les quatre saisons; 3.7 Expressing the Year; 3.8 Phone Numbers; 3.9 Expressing Age; 3.10 Calculations; 3.11 Comparisons; 3.12 Ordinal Numbers; CHAPTER 4 --
Nouns and Articles; 4.1 Gender; 4.2 Formation of Feminine Nouns; 4.3 Plural Nouns; 4.5 Special Uses of the Definite Article; 4.6 The Indefinite Article; CHAPTER 5 --
The Partitive Article (Le Partitif); 5.1 General Use; 5.2 Formation; 5.3 Omission of the Definite Article after "de" 5.4 Definite, Indefinite, or Partitive ArticleCHAPTER 6 --
Adjectives; 6.1 Function; 6.2 Formation of Feminine; 6.3 Position of Adjectives; 6.4 Comparing with Adjectives; 6.5 Possessive Adjectives; 6.6 Demonstrative Adjectives ("this," "these"); 6.7 Interrogative Adjectives; 6.8 Adjectives of Number; 6.9 Demi(e): Half; 6.10 Indefinite Adjectives; CHAPTER 7 --
Pronouns; 7.1 Subject Pronouns; 7.2 Direct Object Pronouns; 7.3 Indirect Object Pronouns; 7.4 With Two Verbs Together; 7.6 Y and en; penser a; parler de; 7.7 Interrogative Sentences with Pronouns; 7.8 Disjunctive Pronouns 7.9 Relative Pronouns7.10 Possessive Pronouns; CHAPTER 8 --
Verbs; 8.1 L'indicatif; 8.3 Le passé composé; 8.4 L'imparfait; 8.5 Le plus-que parfait; 8.6 Le futur proche; 8.7 Le futur; 8.8 Le conditionnel; 8.9 L'infinitif; 8.10 Le participe présent; 8.11 Les verbes pronominaux; 8.12 Two Other Past Tenses of the Indicative; CHAPTER 9 --
The Subjunctive; 9.1 Formation: Regular Verbs; 9.2 Uses of the Subjunctive in Subordinate Clauses; 9.3 Uses of the Subjunctive after Certain Conjunctions; 9.4 Le passé du subjonctif; CHAPTER 10 --
Adverbs; 10.1 Formation of Adverbs; 10.2 Irregular Forms 10.3 Placement of the Adverb10.4 Comparative of Adverbs; 10.5 The Superlative; 10.6 Some Common Adverbs; 10.7 Interrogative Adverbs; 10.8 Adverbs that Connect Nouns, Phrases, and Clauses; CHAPTER 11 --
Prepositions and Conjunctions; 11.1 Prepositions; 11.2 Compound Prepositions; 11.3 Prepositions with Geographic Names; 11.4 Common Verbs + Preposition + Infinitive; 11.5 Conjunctions; CHAPTER 12 --
Basic Idiomatic Expressions; 12.1 Expressions with avoir; 12.2 Expressions with faire; 12.3 Impersonal Expressions with il; 12.4 Idiomatic Expressions with être; 12.5 The Verb manquer
Series Title: Essentials Study Guides.
Responsibility: Miriam Ellis.

Abstract:

REA's Essentials provide quick and easy access to critical information in a variety of different fields, ranging from the most basic to the most advanced. As its name implies, these concise, comprehensive study guides summarize the essentials of the field covered. Essentials are helpful when preparing for exams, doing homework and will remain a lasting reference source for students, teachers, and professionals. French reviews the fundamentals of the French language, including basic pronunciation, grammar, vocabulary, and sentence structure. Other topics include cognates, numbers, idiomatic exp.

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