Synopses & Reviews
An essential resource that gives you the confidence you need to communicate better in French
Essential French Verbs provides you with a complete overview of French verbs and how they work in the various tenses. You'll get complete conjugations of 200 of the most frequently used verbs, along with example sentences of the verbs in everyday use, colloquial expressions, and words sharing the same origin as the verb in question.
Also included is a French-English verb list of approximately 3,000 verbs and the patterns they follow. The second is an English-French verb list giving the most frequently used English verbs in French and the patterns they follow.
About the Author
Marie-Thérèse Weston has taught French to learners of all ages. Paul Ridley is a teacher of French and English as a Foreign Language, and has taught at universities in the UK and France.
Table of Contents
Introduction / what are verbs and how do they work? / what is a verb? / i, you, he, she, it...: person / past, present, future...: tense / regular and irregular verbs / formation and use of tenses in French / indicative, subjunctive, imperative...: mood / the active and pasive voice / transitive and intransitive verbs / reflexive verbs / modal verbs / verb tables / French-English verb list / English-French verb list