French Verb Drills

French Verb Drills

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The Key to Mastery of the French Verb System

All those who seriously want to speak or write French well must acquire a thorough knowledge of its verb system. The conjugation and use of French verbs, however, is an area that often poses considerable difficulties to students of the language. French Verb Drills aims at helping learners overcome these obstacles, so that they can confidently use verbs when expressing themselves in French.

Combining the features of a textbook, workbook, and a self-study manual, French Verb Drills clearly and systematically explains how the French verb system works, while providing numerous and varied exercises for thorough practice of each point covered. In addition, the exercise Answer Key at the back of the book provides invaluable support when learners need to clarify a concept immediately. Regular review and mastery exercises also reinforce learning.

The range of topics treated in French Verb Drills includes:

  • Regular Verbs in the present, imperfect, future, conditional, passé composé, and passé simple
  • The imperative mood
  • The simple and compound tenses of the subjunctive mood
  • Reflexive Verbs
  • The agreement of past participles in compound tenses
  • Orthographic-changing verbs
  • Irregular Verbs
  • An Index of infinitives

 

Concise explanations of the use of verb tenses and moods are augmented and implemented in the rich exercise material in this book. In this way, exercises not only provide intensive practice; they also offer an ample fund of examples illustrating usage.

French Verb Drills will prove to be an invaluable study aid to all those wishing to perfect their knowledge of French verbs. Whether used as a textbook supplement in a French-language course or as a self-study text for learning and review, this book will simplify the complexities of this crucial area of French -language studies.

Softcover Book, Passport Books