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French Grammar and Pronunciation Glossary

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The French grammar and pronunciation glossary provides definitions and links to further information about each of the French verb tenses, pronouns, and other grammatical structures. It also includes information about various pronunciation issues. You can search for definitions by topic or by using the full alphabetical list in either English or French (definitions are in English).

A

active voice
adjective
adverb
adverbial pronoun
adverb of frequency
adverb of manner
adverb of place
adverb of quantity
adverb of time
agent
agreement
antecedent
article
auxiliary verb


C

clause
comparative adverb
cognate
compound past
compound tense
conditional
conditional perfect
conditionals
conditional sentence
conjunction
conjugate
conjugation
coordinating conjunction
copular verb


D

definite article
demonstrative adjective
demonstrative pronoun
dependent clause
descriptive adjective
direct object
direct object complement
direct object pronoun
disjunctive pronoun
dummy subject


E

euphony


F

false cognate
familiar
feminine
formal
future
future anterior
future perfect
future subjunctive


G

gender


H

helping verb
hiatus
historic past
historical tense


I

if-then clause
imperative
imperfect
imperfect subjunctive
impersonal pronoun
impersonal verb
indefinite article
indefinite adjective
indefinite pronoun
indefinite relative pronoun
independent clause
indicative
indirect object
indirect object complement
indirect object pronoun
infinitive
inflection
informal
interrogative adjective
interrogative adverb
interrogative pronoun
intransitive verb
inversion


L

liaison
linking
linking verb
literary register
literary tense


M

main clause
masculine
mood


N

narrative tense
near future
negative adjective
negative adverb
negative pronoun
normal register
noun
number


O

object


P

participle
partitive article
passive voice
past anterior
past conditional
past infinitive
past participle
past perfect
past perfect subjunctive
past subjunctive
perfect participle
person
personal pronoun
personal verb
pluperfect
pluperfect subjunctive
plural
possessive adjective
possessive pronoun
preposition
present
present participle
present perfect
preterite
pronominal verb
pronominal voice
pronoun
proper noun


R

real subject
recent past
register
reflexive pronoun
reflexive verb
relative clause
relative pronoun


S

simple past
simple tense
singular
state-of-being verb
stressed pronoun
subject
subject pronoun
subjunctive
subordinate clause
subordinating conjunction
superlative adverb


T

tense
transitive verb
true cognate


V

verb
verb conjugation
voice
vulgar (register)
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