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Harper's grammar of French

Author: Samuel N Rosenberg
Publisher: Boston, Mass. : Heinle & Heinle, ©1983.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Samuel N Rosenberg
ISBN: 083843746X 9780838437469
OCLC Number: 28871604
Notes: Includes index.
Description: x, 373 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Preface. 1. VERBS. Tenses of the indicative. The present. Forms. General uses of the present. The future tense. Forms. General uses of the future. Special uses of the future. The future perfect. Forms. General uses of the future perfect. Special uses of the future perfect. The passe simple. Forms. Use of the passe simple. The passe compose. Forms. General uses of the passe compose. Contrast between the passe compose and the passe simple. Special use of the passe compose. The imperfect. Forms. General uses of the imperfect. Special uses of the imperfect. The pluperfect. Forms. Uses of the pluperfect. The passe anterieur. Forms. Use. The passe surcompose. Forms. Use. Special problems in tense selection. Idiomatic expressions using only present and imperfect. Depuis, il y a, etc. Past participles. Forms. Uses of the past participle. Agreement of the past participle in compound tenses. Pronominal verbs. The reflexive pronouns. Uses of the pronominal verbs. The passive voice. Forms. Use of the passive. Rendering the English passive into French. The imperative mood. The present imperative. The past imperative. Indirect imperative. The imperative with object pronouns. The imperative and formulas pf politeness. The conditional. Forms. Past ("conditional perfect"). Uses of the conditional. Devior, pouvoir, vouloir, savoir. Devoir. Pouvoir. Vouloir. Savoir. The infinitive. Forms. Uses of the infinitive. The causative and similar constructions. Impersonal constructions. Impersonals by nature. Impersonals by construction. The -ant form of the verb. Formation. Uses of the -ant form. The subjunctive. Forms. Tense usage. Uses of the subjunctive. Pleonastic (redundant) ne. 2. NEGATION. Negative adverbs. Negative adjectives. Negative pronouns. Negative conjunctions. Negative participles without ne. Negative participles in combination. 3. ARTICLES. Forms. Uses of the articles. The definite article. The indefinite and partitive artictles. 4. NOUNS. Gender. Motivated gender. Unmotivated gender. Number. 5. DESCRIPTIVE ADJECTIVES. Forms. Use of adjectives. 6. ADVERBS. Forms. The position of adverbs. 7. COMPARISON OF ADJECTIVES, ADVERBS, AND NOUNS. Comparison of equality. Comparison of inequality. 8. PERSONAL PRONOUNS. Forms. Position. Subject pronouns. Object pronouns. Third-person object pronoun usage. Additional uses of the disjunctive pronouns. 9. POSSESSIVE ADJECTIVES AND PRONOUNS. Possessive adjectives. Forms. Use. Possessive pronouns. Forms. Use. 10. DEMONSTRATIVE ADJECTIVES AND PRONOUNS. Adjectives. Forms. Use. Pronouns. Forms. Use of the variable pronouns. Use of the invariable pronouns. 11. INTERROGATION AND EXCLAMATION. Yes-or-no questions. Intonational questions. Est-ce que + declarative sentence. Inversion of subject and verb. Partial questions. Interrogative pronouns. Interrogative adjectives. Interrogative adverbs. Indirect questions. Exclamation. 12. RELATIVE PRONOUNS. Forms. Use. Subject. Direct object and predicate nominative. Object of preposition. Dont. Ou. Relative pronouns with antecedent ce. 13. INDEFINITE ADJECTIVES AND PRONOUNS. Un. L'un l'autre. Autre. Autrui. Certain. Chaque, chacun. Different, divers. Meme. N'importe. On. Plusieurs. Quelconque, quiconque. Quelque, quelqu'un. Quelque chose. Tel. Tout. Negative indefinites. -ever (whatever, however, etc.). 14. NUMBERS. Cardinal numbers. Ordinal numbers. Fractions. Multiplicatives. Other quantitative forms. 15. PREPOSITIONS. Forms. Replacement of prepositional phrases by adverbs. Remarks on particular French prepositions. Remarks on particular English prepositions. Prepositions linking adjectives with infinitives. Prepositions linking verbs with infinitives. Appendix 1: Regular verbs. Appendix 2: Orthographically changing verbs. Appendix 3: Irregular verbs. Index.
Responsibility: Samuel N. Rosenberg [and others].


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