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French Verbs For Dummies By Zoe Erotopoulos

French Verbs For Dummies by Zoe Erotopoulos

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Summary

Hands-on exercises help you boost your verb proficiency Get the hang of French verbs and get over verb hang-ups! French verbs can drive anyone crazy who's trying to keep track of all the regular and irregular types. Fortunately, this book is here to help you make sense of confusing rules and drill you on the exceptions.

French Verbs For Dummies Summary

French Verbs For Dummies by Zoe Erotopoulos

Hands-on exercises help you boost your verb proficiency Get the hang of French verbs and get over verb hang-ups! French verbs can drive anyone crazy who's trying to keep track of all the regular and irregular types. Fortunately, this book is here to help you make sense of confusing rules and drill you on the exceptions. Each chapter is packed with examples, exercises, and conjugation charts - just what you need to master even the toughest French verbs. Discover how to* Review regular verbs in the present tense* Cope with common exceptions* Conjugate all simple tenses, from present indicative to past subjunctive* Tackle the trickiest irregular verbs* Conjugate compound tenses

About Zoe Erotopoulos

Zoe Erotopoulos was born in Macedonia, Hellas (Greece) and immigrated to the United States with her parents and brother at a young age. Her love of the French language and literature inspired her to pursue her academic dream. She holds an MA, MPhil, and PhD in French and Romance Philology from Columbia University in New York City. She has also studied in Aix-en-Provence, at the Sorbonne, and at the Ecole Normale Superieure in Paris. Her teaching experience in French ranges from elementary to advanced level courses, including literature and theater. Dr. Erotopoulos' area of expertise is 17th century French Theater. She has taught at a number of institutions, including Columbia University, Reid Hall in Paris, and Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut. For the past 15 years, she has been teaching in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at Fairfield University in Fairfield, Connecticut. She serves as coordinator and supervisor of a number of teacher assistants each year. Dr. Erotopoulos lives in Connecticut with her husband and three children.

Table of Contents

Introduction. Part I: Living in the Here and Now: The Present Indicative. Chapter 1: Verbs 101: The Lowdown on Verbs. Chapter 2: Conjugating Regular Verbs in the Present Tense. Chapter 3: Knowing How to Handle Spelling-Change Verbs. Chapter 4: Wrestling with Some Irregular Conjugations. Chapter 5: Reflecting on Pronominal Verbs (Reflexive, Reciprocal, and Idiomatic). Chapter 6: Forming the Present Participle and the Gerund. Part II: Using Verbs Correctly with Questions, Commands, and Such. Chapter 7: Inquisitive Minds Want to Know: Asking and Answering Questions. Chapter 8: Telling People What to Do: The Regular, Irregular, and Pronominal Commands. Chapter 9: Looking Forward and Back: The Immediate Future and Past. Chapter 10: Correctly Using Often Misused Verbs in Daily Conversation. Part III: Taking a Look Back: The Past Tenses. Chapter 11: No Tense Is Perfect: The Imperfect Tense. Chapter 12: Comprehending the Passe Compose and the Pluperfect Tenses. Chapter 13: Contrasting the Imperfect with the Passe Compose. Chapter 14: Deciphering the Literary Tenses: The Passe Simple and Passe Anterieur. Part IV: Looking Ahead: The Future and the Conditional Tenses. Chapter 15: Moving Forward with the Future Tense. Chapter 16: Completing a Future Action with the Future Perfect. Chapter 17: Could-ing and Would-ing with the Present Conditional Tense. Chapter 18: Trying the Past Conditional Tense: Could Have and Would Have. Part V: Considering Your Mood: Subjunctive or Not. Chapter 19: Creating the Present Subjunctive. Chapter 20: Knowing How to Use the Present Subjunctive. Chapter 21: Forming and Using the Past Subjunctive. Part VI: The Part of Tens. Chapter 22: Ten Verbs Used the French Way. Chapter 23: Ten Most Frequently Mixed-Up Verbs. Part VII: Appendixes. Appendix A: French-to-English Verb Glossary. Appendix B: English-to-French Verb Glossary. Appendix C: Conjugating Common Irregular Verbs. Index.

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CIN000891053
9780471773887
0471773883
French Verbs For Dummies by Zoe Erotopoulos
Used - Very Good
Paperback
John Wiley and Sons Ltd
2006-09-12
304
N/A
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