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Contrastes: Grammaire du français courant (2nd Edition)

Contrastes: Grammaire du français courant (2nd Edition)
Author: Denise Rochat
ISBN 13: 9780205646999
ISBN 10: 205646999
Edition: 2
Publisher: Pearson
Publication Date: 2009-01-10
Format: Spiral-bound
Pages: 504
List Price: $77.00

The 2nd edition of Contrastes: grammaire du français courant remains what it originally set out to be: a comprehensive French grammar review geared specifically to English-speakers with some exposure to the French language. Written in French (with occasional footnotes and explanations in English), it is meant for those who have already acquired a foundation in French, but who need a tool to help them review and expand upon what they already know to improve their mastery of complex grammar rules and formations.


  • Written in French, with idiomatic North-American translations of all examples.
  • Nota Bene helps students focus on correcting the most common mistakes by drawing attention to exceptions, contrasts, or frequent errors.
  • Charts and Tableaux synthétiques allow visual learners to grasp information at a glance.
  • Generous lists of frequently used verbs, helpful vocabulary, and familiar idiomatic expressions within the chapters make for easier learning and retention.
  • Systematic comparative approach provides a wealth of examples that establish points of comparison and contrast between confusing structures in French and English and focus on correcting the most common mistakes.
  • Thorough yet versatile and adaptable text that is useful in intermediate, advanced, culture, grammar, translation, or graduate courses, or on its own as a grammar reference.
  • Short verification exercises are designed to help students master key concepts and rules and build confidence as they move from simple to complex structures.
  • Accompanying Workbook, cross-referenced with the textbook, closely follows the presentation of each chapter and provides ample opportunity for additional practice.