French grammar isn’t the most exciting topic, but grammar is the structure of a language. If you take the time to understand the grammatical concepts in French, it will save you time and effort down the road learning more advanced concepts, because you will be able to “piggyback” off of what you already know.
Before you start learning French grammar, you should read over our quick overview of how French grammar is different from English grammar. This will help prepare you to understand the different concepts you will need to master in order to learn French.
Below are our grammar lessons, divided by major concept. They are designed to be read in any order, but it’s easier to start with the overview pages if the concept has one.
- The French Alphabet
- Negation in French
- French Interrogatives
- Il Est versus C’est
- How to Discuss Time
- Using Comparatives and Superlatives
- Overview of the Present Tense
- Conjugating -IR Verbs
- Conjugating -RE Verbs
- Imperative Tense
- Present Participles
- Overview of the Past Tense
- Plus Que Parfait
- Passé Simple
- Immediate Past and Immediate Future