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Characterised by means of transparent and available reasons, a number of examples and pattern sentences, a brand new part on sign up and tone, and helpful appendices masking themes together with age and time, "A accomplished French Grammar, 6th Edition" is an necessary device for complicated scholars of French language and literature.A revised version of this verified, bestselling French grammarIncludes a brand new part on check in and medium and gives increased therapy of French punctuationFeatures a variety of examples and pattern sentences, and beneficial appendices masking issues together with age, time, and measurement, all to be had in an easily-navigable formatWritten by way of popular French student, Glanville fee

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Son fils est devenu général pendant la guerre. Plus tard, il a été élu sénateur, et finalement de Gaulle l’a nommé ministre ‘The father was a barrister. His son became a general during the war. Later, he was elected a senator, and finally de Gaulle appointed him a minister’. g. Son père était un avocat distingué ‘His father was a distinguished barrister’. ) ‘what a . . g. Quel homme intelligent ! ’, Quelle famille ! ’. g. Jamais enfant n’a été plus charmant ‘Never was a child more charming’. : nombre de C’est chose facile C’est mauvais signe porter plainte contre à grande/faible allure en lieu sûr a number of That’s an easy thing (easily done) That’s a bad sign to lodge a complaint against at a great/slow speed in a safe place 37–39 Articles 33 37 French uses par where English uses the indefinite article in a distributive sense in such contexts as the following: trois fois par semaine gagner trois mille euros par mois dix euros par personne three times a week to earn three thousand euros a month ten euros a head (per person) Le son .

A) He gave John a present = He gave a present to John (b) How many letters have you sent your brother = to your brother? (c) He won’t lend anyone his video-recorder = He won’t lend his video-recorder to anyone (d) You’ll have to show someone your passport = You’ll have to show your passport to someone (e) He has bought his wife a car = He has bought a car for his wife. This is not possible in French – the indirect object is always (except for personal pronouns, see 198) indicated by the preposition à ‘to’ (or, with some verbs, pour ‘for’).

G. Le père était avocat. Son fils est devenu général pendant la guerre. Plus tard, il a été élu sénateur, et finalement de Gaulle l’a nommé ministre ‘The father was a barrister. His son became a general during the war. Later, he was elected a senator, and finally de Gaulle appointed him a minister’. g. Son père était un avocat distingué ‘His father was a distinguished barrister’. ) ‘what a . . g. Quel homme intelligent ! ’, Quelle famille ! ’. g. Jamais enfant n’a été plus charmant ‘Never was a child more charming’.

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