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Essential French Grammar

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This is the first French grammar designed specifically for adults with limited learning time who wish to acquire a knowledge of simple, everyday spoken French, and who have no need of all the archaic, highly literary, and seldom used forms that must be covered in a conventional grammar. It is not a simplified study, but a selective grammar that points out many time-saving ...more
Paperback, 145 pages
Published June 1st 1961 by Dover Publications
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Feb 24, 2017 Samantha rated it it was amazing
Terrific little mini-reference book for French grammar, but only useful if you already have a decent grasp on the language.

I'd recommend for rusty French speakers/readers who need a refresher or for those currently at an intermediate stage of learning the language. Assumes too much knowledge of both French grammar and grammatical rules in general for beginners.
It's hard for me to gauge the usefulness of this quick grammar reference: on the one hand, advanced students are probably going to find it too simplistic, while at the same time it might be too advanced for beginners. On the other hand, the book doesn't claim to be anything more than what it is, which is a presentation of the essentials of French grammar. So, without exercises, and with a minimum of examples, the author addresses conjugating French verbs; word order; masculine, feminine and plur ...more
Stanley Daugherty
Jun 12, 2015 Stanley Daugherty rated it really liked it
A quick grammar that is helpful for those who have studied French in the past and need a brief review before moving to more advanced material.
Jul 14, 2012 Patrick rated it really liked it
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I've been studying on my own for a graduate school French proficiency exam, mostly using Sandberg and Tatham's French for Reading. French for Reading's greatest feature, in my opinion, is its multitude of reading exercises; it is, however, pretty weak on actually explaining the grammar it gives you to memorize. Resnick's book fills in that need pretty effectively.
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Jan 09, 2008 J.B. B. rated it it was amazing
this is a great, cheap companion to using conversation and things like rosetta stone to learn french. is really slowly filling in the holes in l'Françes des moi! (of course not well enough quite yet to know the correct phrase to use there !)
Thomas GOSSE
Dec 27, 2015 Thomas GOSSE rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Essential and compact French grammar. I keep a copy with me at all times so that I can review when I have some down time, such as waiting in a doctor's office.
Sep 02, 2016 Bi rated it really liked it
very helpful as a companion guide
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Clear, concise, compact. Perfect! Great to refer to or quickly skim through, and everything is nicely organized. Helpful for when I get confused.
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