Ch 3: French Sentence Structure

About This Chapter

The French Sentence Structure chapter of this Basic French: Help & Review course is the simplest way to master French sentence structure. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure you learn the essentials of French sentence structure.

Who's It For?

Anyone who needs help learning or mastering French sentence structure material will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There is no faster or easier way to learn French sentence structure. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who have fallen behind in understanding how to construct various types of sentences in French
  • Students who struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning French (visual or auditory)
  • Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
  • Students who need an efficient way to learn about French sentence structure
  • Students who struggle to understand their teachers
  • Students who attend schools without extra French learning resources

How It Works:

  • Find videos in our course that cover what you need to learn or review.
  • Press play and watch the video lesson.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Verify you're ready by completing the French Sentence Structure chapter exam.

Why It Works:

  • Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
  • Be Ready on Test Day: Use the French sentence structure chapter exam to be prepared.
  • Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any French sentence structure question. They're here to help!
  • Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.

Students Will Review:

This chapter helps students review the concepts in a French sentence structure unit of a standard basic French course. Topics covered include:

  • Writing French sentences
  • Designing questions in French
  • Constructing the negative version of a sentence
  • Rules and examples of French negation
  • Partitive articles, prepositions, and verbs with prepositions
  • Identifying indirect and direct objects
  • Various parts of speech in French

9 Lessons in Chapter 3: French Sentence Structure
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
How to Write Sentences in French

1. How to Write Sentences in French

In this lesson, you'll learn to step up your French game and start speaking in complete sentences! We'll start with the basics - simple sentences - and then add details. We'll finish up with making sentences negative.

French Partitive Articles

2. French Partitive Articles

Let's learn about partitive articles and when to use them in a sentence. This lesson will guide French language learners and teach them to create and understand sentences with partitive articles.

French Prepositions

3. French Prepositions

This lesson introduces common French prepositions, including where and how they are used in a sentence, and their most common English equivalents. A short quiz follows this lesson.

French Verbs with Prepositions

4. French Verbs with Prepositions

This lesson examines French verbs that are followed by the prepositions ''à'' and ''de'' when followed by an indirect object or an infinitive. A short quiz to test your knowledge follows this lesson.

Direct & Indirect Objects in French

5. Direct & Indirect Objects in French

This lesson covers direct and indirect objects (complements d'objet direct and complements d'objet indirect) in French. We'll discuss the rules governing direct and indirect objects as well as word order regarding pronouns.

Asking Questions in French

6. Asking Questions in French

There are three main ways to ask a question in French: changing the intonation of the sentence, inverting the subject and verb, or forming a negative question. This lesson covers each of these categories, and the formal and informal contexts in which you might choose to employ them. Basic question words are also discussed.

How to Make a Sentence Negative in French

7. How to Make a Sentence Negative in French

What are some things you don't like? What are some things you don't do? When you say, 'I don't like to dance' or 'I don't drink coffee', you are using a negative. In this lesson, you will learn how to make a French sentence negative. You will also learn some negative words like never and nothing.

French Negation: Practice & Rules

8. French Negation: Practice & Rules

Although it's always fun to agree, the reality is, sometimes you won't. In this lesson, you will learn how to express negation or more simply put, how to make a sentence negative in French. Expressing negation in French is very unique, but by learning a few simple rules you will be just fine.

Interrogative Sentences in French

9. Interrogative Sentences in French

In this lesson you will learn the different ways to form interrogative sentences in French. You will learn structures using ''est-ce que'', intonation, and inversion phrases that will help you to confidently ask questions in any situation.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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