Index of French Grammar and Pronunciation Glossary Terms

Alphabetical Index: English and French Grammar Glossary

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