Like the previous editions, the fifth edition of this review book has been designed and developed in
order to facilitate the study of French grammar. The book is divided into nine chapters. Each one concentrates
on the basic problem areas of the language: nouns and articles; adjectives and adverbs; prepositions;
numbers, dates, and time; verbs; interrogatives; negatives; pronouns; and special meanings of certain
Each grammatical or structural point is introduced by a simple explanation in English. The explanation
is further clarified by many concrete examples. It is recommended that you first read the explanation
and then study the illustrative examples. You should then write out the answers to the exercises that follow.
You should rewrite the entire sentence in fill-in-the-blank exercises even though only one or two words are
required. It is recommended that you correct yourself immediately before proceeding to the next exercise.
An answer key appears at the end of the book.
In this fifth edition, the grammar explanations have been revised for greater clarity, possible answers
have been given as guidelines for answers to personalized questions, and the content has been updated to
include new technology and the conversion from the franc to the euro.
Many of the exercises have been put into authentic, meaningful contexts and involve practical, real-life
situations to which students can relate. Some of the exercises will require you to understand meaning as
well as form in order to successfully complete them. Other exercises have been added to provide for openended
and personalized answers. These exercises will help you develop proficiency in French and prepare
for communicative activities in your classroom.