Part I. Framework: 1. Parts of speech; 2. Syntax and grammatical functions; 3. Pronunciation, spelling, registers, punctuation; Part II. Verbs: 4. Introduction to verbs; 5. Present; 6. Depuis and other tense markers; 7. Future; 8. Imperfect; 9. Perfect; 10. Past historic; 11. Other past tenses; 12. Subjunctive; 13. Conditional and the expression of hypothesis; 14. Imperative; 15. Infinitive; 16. Present participles; 17. Past participles; 18. Active and passive voices; 19. Impersonal verbs and the impersonal voice; 20. Pronominal verbs; 21. Modals: devoir, pouvoir, vouloir; 22. Savoir/connaitre; Part III. Determiners and Prepositions: 23. Articles; 24. Possessive adjectives, possession, attribution; 25. Demonstrative adjectives; 26. Prepositions; Part IV. Nouns, Pronouns and Modifiers: 27. Nouns; 28. Qualifying adjectives; 29. Adverbs; 30. Comparatives and superlatives; 31. Personal pronouns; 32. Relative pronouns; 33. Possessive pronouns; 34. Demonstrative pronouns; 35. C'est/il est; 36. Indefinite words: adjectives, pronouns, adverbs; 37. Numbers; Part V. Sentences and Text: 38. Negative structures; 39. Interrogative and exclamative structures; 40. Coordination and juxtaposition; 41. Reported speech; Appendixes; Bibliography; Index.
This 1999 grammar combines modern and traditional approaches, and 'correct expression' with current usage and deviations.
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