La Grammaire pour le dire was written with two basic principles in mind: minimizing grammatical jargon and maximizing the use of authentic French through exposure to some of the best examples of French and Francophone literature. Wherever possible, the exercises are built on the use of excerpts from well-crafted literary texts that clearly exhibit the grammatical structures which are covered in a typical French grammar review course.
The text reviews the verb conjugation concepts of voice, mood, and tense. It covers determiners, adjectives and adverbs, comparatives and superlatives, prepositions, conjunctions, and pronouns. Students can review direct and indirect reported speech and learn literary tenses.
This second edition features a more concise presentation of material, fresh literary excerpts and exercises, and new images. La Grammaire pour le dire enhances the language learning experience by giving students exposure to the language as it is used by native speakers. The literary excerpts not only model grammatical structures, but also convey cultural knowledge.