Practice Makes Perfect: French Verb Tenses, Premium Third Edition (Paperback)
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Master verbs with the most comprehensive workbook for learners of French
Practice Makes Perfect: French Verb Tenses is the go-to-guide for clear, thorough explanations that pinpoint why a certain tense works in a given situation. This book will also give you plenty of practice in using your new language skills. With numerous skill-building exercises, comprehensive verb conjugation tables, and the proven Practice Makes Perfect format, you will learn to master French in no time at all. And this new edition is accompanied by flashcards and recordings, available via app, that will provide a new dimension and flexible to your study.
THE BOOK IS DIVIDED INTO FOUR MAIN PARTS:
Part I works with the present tense, including the conjugation of regular and irregular verbs, asking questions, impersonal verbs, and the use of reflexive verbs. Idiomatic uses of avoir, faire, tre, aller, vouloir, and prendre are also covered in detail.
Part II focuses on past tenses, from the composition of the pass compos to its contrasting use with the imperfect tense. The formation and uses of the pluperfect and pass simple are also thoroughly reviewed.
Part III covers the future tenses (simple future, le future proche, and future perfect) and the conditional. The formation and uses of present and past subjunctive are explained, as well as the use of subjunctive in the main clause.
Part IV addresses the infinitive and negative infinitive, the imperative and negative imperative, the present participle and the gerund, and the formation and uses of the passive voice.
About the Author
Trudie Booth is a lecturer in French at the University of Portland.