Higher Education

Grammaire Française, 5th Edition

  • Jacqueline Ollivier (Deceased)
  • Martin Beaudoin Faculté St. Jean, University of Alberta
  • ISBN-10: 113360580X  |  ISBN-13: 9781133605805
  • 576 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2008, 2004, 1993
  • © 2012 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $187.50
  • Newer Edition Available



GRAMMAIRE FRANÇAISE has established itself as one of the best grammar manuals available for French language studies. The program provides the intermediate or advanced French undergraduate with a solid foundation in French syntax, and the tools and practice to improve linguistic competence. GRAMMAIRE FRANÇAISE teaches grammar, orthography, and vocabulary, simultaneously providing a solid foundation that is essential to a good understanding of French language. Grammatical explanations are simple and concise, which avoids switching from English to French, and provides additional exposure to French. This text can be used for a systematic study of the French language, or as an occasional reference. All of the grammar structures of French and many lexical aspects are covered, providing a complete and systematic review of the language.

Features and Benefits

  • The grammar explanations are written entirely in French.
  • The program includes numerous examples to help illustrate key grammatical concepts.
  • Various engaging oral and written exercises help reinforce the chapter lessons.

Table of Contents

1. Survol de la phrase.
2. Le nom.
3. Les determinants.
4. L'adjectif.
5. Les pronoms personnels.
6. Les pronoms possessives.
7. Les pronoms demonstratives.
8. Les pronoms relatives.
9. L'adverbe.
10. Les comparatifs et les superlatives.
11. Les prepositions.
12. Les conjonctions.
13. Les mots indéfinis.
14. Survol du système verbal.
15. Le présent de l'indicatif.
16. Le passé compose.
17. L'imparfait.
18. Le plus-que-parfait.
19. Le futur simple, immédiat et antérieur.
20. Le conditionnel présent et passé.
21. Le subjonctif présent et passé.
22. L'impératif.
23. Le participe présemt et passé.
24. L'infinitif présent et passé.
25. Les verbes pronominaux.
26. Les verbes impersonnels.
27. Les verbes semi-auxiliaires.
28. La négation.
29. L'interrogation.
30. La voix passive.
31. Le discours indirect.
A. Les tableaux de conjugaison.
B. Les rectifications orthographiques.

What's New

  • Chapter order has been reorganized by syntactic groups.
  • Several of the texts have been updated.
  • The chapter on relative pronouns have been rewritten.
  • Many appendices have been added, covering the sentence structure, the verbal system, the phonemes of French, the mute h, homophones, and orthographic reforms of 1990.
  • Orthographic reforms of 1990 have been implemented throughout the program.


All supplements have been updated in coordination with the main title. Select the main title's "About" tab, then select "What's New" for updates specific to title's edition.

For more information about these supplements, or to obtain them, contact your Learning Consultant.

Instructor Supplements

Workbook  (ISBN-10: 1133607349 | ISBN-13: 9781133607342)

: The Student Activity Manual gives students the practice and confidence they need when learning the grammatical structures of the French language.

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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Martin Beaudoin

Martin Beaudoin obtained his Ph.D. in Romance Linguistics at the University of Alberta in 1996. Currently an Associate Professor at the Faculté Saint-Jean, University of Alberta, Prof. Beaudoin has taught introductory and intermediate French for the Canadian government, and at the CEGEP in Matane, Québec. A committed educator and researcher, Prof. Beaudoin created and maintains the interactive French grammar database, Pomme.