Chapter 2
Grammar tout de suite
In This Chapter
• Nouns
• Verbs
• Adjectives
• Adverbs
• Prepositions
So you really want to speak French like a native? Well, you’ll be delighted to know that speaking a foreign language doesn’t mean that you have to spend hours memorizing pages of rules and translating sentences word for word. With today’s new communicative approach, it’s totally unnecessary for foreign language students to walk around armed with a cumbersome French dictionary. Students are now encouraged to use the language and its patterns naturally—the way a native speaker does. To achieve this goal, you need to know some basic grammar.

The Noun’s the Thing

Nouns refer to people, places, things, or ideas. Just like in English, nouns can be replaced ...

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