French Grammar: verbs conjugation, syntax, French spelling, French definition

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The main grammar concepts

  • The parts of speech: noun, pronoun, verb, adjective, adverb, article, conjunction, phrase
  • The parts of sentence: types of clauses – main/independant/subordinate; relative, conjunction, interrogative, parenthetical clauses
  • The grammatical roles: complement, direct and indirect objects, locative phrase, passive agent, epithet, apposition, apostrophe, ellipsis

What word to choose? How to spell it?

  • The homophones: words pronounced the same way, but with different meaning
  • The paronyms: words with a similar spelling, sometimes deriving from the same roots, but with different meaning

Syntax

Agreement rules

  • General rules: adjectives, past participle agreement, agreement of verbs with single and multiple subject
  • Particular cases: Egg. : même, quel que + être, tel, tout etc.

French Spelling

  • Punctuation
  • Capital letters
  • Hyphens: How the use of a hyphen changes the meaning of an word, use of hyphen within interrogative clauses and numerals…
  • Accents and cedillas: (é - acute accent, è -grave accent, ê - circumflex accent, ç)
  • Plural (general rules and particular cases for the plural of nouns and adjectives, plural of compound words)
  • Spelling particular cases (Ce, c', ç', the euphonic T within interrogative clauses, spelling of adjectives derived from verbs)

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