Correct Your French Blunders

Paperback | April 11, 2012

byVéronique Mazet

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A witty, fast-paced guide to eliminating those annoying and frustrating French bloopers

Mixing genders, inverting subjects and objects, and trusting false cognates are just a few of the blunders English-speaking French-language learners commonly make. In Correct Your French Blunders, veteran French teacher Véronique Mazet identifies these and other common trouble spots and clearly explains the reasons behind them. You will discover how grammar patterns of French differ from those of English and why trying to translate word for word, structure for structure, from English, can lead to big trouble.

You will learn to break bad habits and correct your mistakes while developing a much more natural feel for French language patterns­­ with the help of:

  • More than 1,000 highlighted examples of common blunders to avoid
  • A free app available on iTunes for interactive practice for obliterating those blunders
  • Numerous examples and practical exercises
  • Quick-reference panels for checking correct tense forms
  • A "Hall of Shame" compendium of bad errors to recognize and correct

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A witty, fast-paced guide to eliminating those annoying and frustrating French bloopers Mixing genders, inverting subjects and objects, and trusting false cognates are just a few of the blunders English-speaking French-language learners commonly make. In Correct Your French Blunders, veteran French teacher Véronique Mazet identifies th...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:8.1 × 5.5 × 1 inPublished:April 11, 2012Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0071788247

ISBN - 13:9780071788243

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Table of Contents

Introduction

PRONUNICATION AND SPELLING

Pronunication
Spelling
Capitalization

GRAMMAR

Nouns
Descriptive Adjectives
Determiners
Numbers
Subjects, Objects,and Their Pronouns
Verbs
Types of Verbs
The Infinitive
The Conjugated Form
The Indicative
The Present Tense
The passé composé
The imparfait,
The passé composé versus the imparfait,
The Pluperfect
The Future
The Future Perfect
The Conditional
The Present Conditional
The Past Conditional
The Subjunctive
The Subjunctive Mood
The Present Subjunctive
The past Subjunctive
Reported Speech
Questions and Answers

VOCABULARY

Words
Prepositions
Constructions
Catch the Blunders
Answer Key
Index of French Words and Expressions
Subject Index