English Grammar for Students of French: The Study Guide for Those Learning French Paperback – Aug 1997
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I recommend this series to anyone I know who is studying a language. These are the best, simplest and most easily understood grammar books I have ever come across. They have helped me tremendously
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What a find! This book is well written, and has grammar rules laid out in a logical format. Unlike many other grammar books this text uses French-language examples alongside English phrases to demonstrate proper usage. I recommend it highly to any student of French
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When you study French, you are confronted with concepts like "definite,indefinite and partitive articles". Now, in English, you will often use the article which "sounds right". This is actually when you compare your mental database of conversations,schooling, etc to the 2 or 3 options listed, and make an educated guess. Often, you can guess the right answer without actually understanding why it is the right answer, or understanding the concept behind the article.
This book is great for understanding this type of problem. The book explains what an article is (the, a , an) and how they are used in English. Then the book gives you the complementary article in French (de, de l',du) and how it is used in French.
This greatly helped my understand my native English, and how to translate my ideas into French.
The book also covers tense. Even in English, tense is not just past,present and future;tense is also ideas like "am going to go" "I was going to go" and "I am going right now".
The book covers the idea of possessive adjectives (my,yours,his), possessive pronouns (mine,yours, his) which look almost identical in English, and demonstrative pronouns like "this one" and "those/these".
However, this book is an easy read. It is not in "grammer-ese". It is well broken up, so that chapters are only 2-6 pages - enough that you can do one concept at a time.Concepts are explained very simply and examples are given that make it easy to understand.
This book is well worth buying.
I definitely recommend this book!
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This book is great for beginners. It explains the grammar concepts in a way that is easy to understand.Published 9 months ago by Chantelle
Can't do French Grammar if you don't know your English Grammar. Have recommended to many friends taking French as a second languagePublished 16 months ago by felinehappy
I've used this book to understand the ENGLISH jargon applied to language. Pluperfect? WTF? So I reach for this book and read what the pluperfect is and I can get on with my life. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Robert J. Morouney Jr.
I used this book to supplement what I was learning in the classroom. It has helped me understand points I missed or didn't completely understand in class. Read morePublished on Nov. 22 2013 by Brenda Delaney
Received the book quickly and it was in excellent shape. No issues with order. Completely satisfied.Published on Oct. 30 2010 by Andrea
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