Author(s): Wendy Bourbon
A handy, easy-to-navigate grammar which can be used as a quick trouble-shooter or as a grammar course. Grammar points are presented with clear explanations and lots of examples on the left-hand side of each pair of pages, and there are exercises opposite to check that you have understood the particular structure. The grammar coverage is extensive and will be right for you whether you are a complete beginner or an intermediate to advanced student. All the grammar points are illustrated with examples in sentences (with translations), so you see the structures in use at the same time as practising your language and increasing your vocabulary. This small, handy book is ideal for carrying in your bag or your pocket, so it will be a useful resource whenever you need a quick answer to a grammar query.
Wendy Bourbon lectures in French for Buckingham Open College Network and has many years' experience of teaching French to adults at all levels. Duncan Sidwell is at present Senior Lecturer in Languages at the Open University. Elaine Haviland is a languages editor producing French teaching/learning materials for the Open University.