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Index of French Grammar and Pronunciation Glossary Terms

Index of French Grammar and Pronunciation Glossary Terms

This index to the glossary of French grammar and pronunciation terms treated in our lessons provides definitions and links to further information about each of the French verb tenses, pronouns, and other grammatical structures we've discussed. 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; all definitions are in English. Or you can get just the highlights: top grammar terms.

English Index

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)

French Index

A
accord
adjectif
adjectif démonstratif
adjectif descriptif
adjectif indéfini
adjectif interrogatif
adjectif négatif
adjectif possessif
adverbe
adverbe comparatif
adverbe de fréquence
adverbe de lieu
adverbe de manière
adverbe de quantité
adverbe de temps
adverbe interrogatif
adverbe négatif
adverbe superlatif
agent
antécédent
apparenté
argotique
article
article défini
article indéfini
article partitif
auxiliaire
C
COD
COI
complément d'objet direct
complément d'objet indirect
conditionnel
conditionnel passé
conjonction
conjonction de coordination
conjonction de subordination
conjugaison
conjuguer
copule
D
désinence
E
enchaînement
euphonie
F
familier
faux ami
féminin
formel
futur
futur antérieur
futur passé
futur proche
G
genre
H
hiatus
I
imparfait
imparfait du subjonctif
impératif
indicatif
infinitif
infinitif passé
inversion
L
liaison
littéraire
M
masculin
mode
mot apparenté
N
nom
nom propre
nombre
normal
O
objet
objet direct
objet indirect
P
participe
participe passé
participe présent
passé antérieur
passé composé
passé composé du participe présent
passé récent
passé simple
personne
phrase de condition
pluriel
plus-que-parfait
plus-que-parfait du subjonctif
populaire
préposition
présent
prétérit
pronom
pronom adverbial
pronom démonstratif
pronom disjoint
pronom impersonnel
pronom indéfini
pronom indéfini relatif
pronom interrogatif
pronom négatif
pronom objet direct
pronom objet indirect
pronom personnel
pronom possessif
pronom réfléchi
pronom relatif
pronom sujet
proposition
proposition conditionnelle
proposition dépendante
proposition indépendante
proposition principale
proposition relative
proposition subordonnée
proposition subordonnée relative
R
registre
S
si clause
singulier
subjonctif
subjonctif futur
subjonctif passé
sujet
sujet apparent
sujet réel
T
temps
temps composé
temps de la narration
temps historique
temps littéraire
temps simple
V
verbe
verbe auxiliaire
verbe copulatif
verbe impersonnel
verbe intransitif
verbe pronominal
verbe réfléchi
verbe transitif
voix
vrai ami
vulgaire

Topic Index

Adjectives
demonstrative adjective
descriptive adjective
indefinite adjective
interrogative adjective
negative adjective
possessive adjective
Adverbs
adverbial pronoun
adverb of frequency
adverb of manner
adverb of place
adverb of quantity
adverb of time
comparative adverb
interrogative adverb
negative adverb
superlative adverb
Agreement
gender
number
adjectives
articles
pronouns
Clauses
dependent clause
if-then clause
independent clause
main clause
relative clause
subordinate clause
Conjunctions
coordinating conjunction
subordinating conjunction
Objects
object
direct object
direct object complement/pronoun
indirect object
indirect object complement/pronoun
intransitive verb
transitive verb
Parts of speech
adjective
adverb
article
conjunction
noun
preposition
pronoun
verb
Pronouns
adverbial pronoun
demonstrative pronoun
direct object pronoun
disjunctive pronoun
impersonal pronoun
indefinite pronoun
indefinite relative pronoun
interrogative pronoun
negative pronoun
personal pronoun
possessive pronoun
pronominal verb
reflexive pronoun
relative pronoun
stressed pronoun
subject pronoun
Pronunciation
cognate
euphony
hiatus
liaison
linking
Verbs
* conjugate/conjugation
inflection
mood
number
person
tense
voice
* compound tense
auxiliary/helping verb
compound past
conditional perfect
future anterior/perfect
past conditional
past perfect subjunctive
past subjunctive
past anterior
past infinitive
past perfect
pluperfect
pluperfect subjunctive
present perfect
* historical/literary/narrative tense
historic past
past anterior
imperfect subjunctive
pluperfect subjunctive
* inversion
* mood
conditional
imperative
indicative
infinitive
participle
subjunctive
* participle
past participle
perfect participle
present participle
* simple tense
conditional
future
future subjunctive
historic past
imperative
imperfect
imperfect subjunctive
present
preterite
simple past
subjunctive
* types of verbs
copular verb
impersonal verb
intransitive verb
pronominal/reflexive verb
transitive verb
Miscellaneous
agent
antecedent
conditional / conditional sentence
proper noun
register
subject
- dummy subject
- real subject