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French Grammar

French grammar lessons, quizzes, tips, verb conjugations, and much more - whether you're just starting to learn French or are trying to master the finer points of French grammar, these lessons offer clear and detailed explanations of French grammar.
  1. Beginning French Grammar (38)
  2. Intermediate French Grammar (49)
  3. Advanced French Grammar (30)
  4. Adjectives (27)
  5. Adverbs (30)
  6. Agreement (11)
  7. Articles and Determiners (8)
  8. Conjunctions (6)
  9. Gender and Number (19)
  10. Impersonal French (5)
  11. Indefinite French (25)
  12. Negation (17)
  13. Nouns (10)
  14. Prepositions (30)
  15. Pronouns (34)
  16. Questions + Interrogatives (6)
  17. Verbs (1721)
  18. Word Order (11)

French Grammar Glossary
A quick reference guide to French grammar terms, including verb forms, pronouns, and much more. Each definition has links to further information, and you can search by the French or English name.

Top French Grammar Terms
When you start learning a foreign language, you'll have a head start if you're already familiar with grammar terms related to things like parts of speech in your own language. If you don't know these terms, you'll have more trouble learning French, because grammar is a key component in language study. My French Grammar Glossary can help you understand dozens of grammatical terms, but to give you a head start, I've complied this list of the essentials with links to more info.

C'est vs Il est
These French expressions are both used in impersonal expressions as well as for general comments.

Direct and Indirect Speech
Learn about two ways to report what another person said.

Exclamations
Exclamations are words or phrases that express a desire, an order, or a strong emotion.

Giving Orders in French ~ Donner les ordres
You probably know how to use the imperative mood to give orders, but what about other verb forms? Have you ever seen another verb form used and figured it was a mistake? Take a look at this lesson to learn about the different ways to give orders in French.

Il y a
Il y a (there is/are) is one of the most important expressions in the French language.

Informal French
Learn about informal French negation, pronoun usage, and questions.

French Parts of Speech
Learning French is hard, and it's even harder if you don't understand the basics of grammar in your own language. If your mind boggles when people start talking about nouns, adjectives, and other parts of speech, this lesson is for you.

French Possession
There are four grammatical constructions used to express possession in French: adjectives, pronouns, and two different prepositions.

Presentatives
French presentatives are terms which introduce something at the same time that they emphasize it.

French Sentences
Learn about French sentences, including sentence parts and the four different types of sentences.

French Si Clauses - If-Then Clauses - Propositions conditionnelles
If-then clauses, also known as si clauses, conditionals, or conditional sentences, are sentences with one clause stating a condition or possibility, and a second clause naming a result which is dependent upon that condition.

Tout - Tous - Toute - Toutes
Tout is one of the most common words in the French language, with four possible forms: tout, toute, tous, and toutes. It's also one of the most flexible French words, as it can be an adjective, adverb, noun, or pronoun.

French Verb Conjugator
Find conjugations for hundreds of verbs with my French verb conjugator - just type the verb or choose it from the list.

Règles d'écriture
Just for fun - grammar rules whose descriptions break the very rule they are describing (en français).

French Grammar Books
There are hundreds of French grammar books - how can you know which is the best? That's where I come in - here are my favorite grammar books: the ones I use every day as well as those I've grown beyond, but keep because they once helped me so much.

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