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FRENCH READER,

WITH

ANALYSIS OF ALL THE VERBS

(REGULAR AND IRREGULAR)

AND

Full Vocabulary.

BY

ALBERT HENRI SCHNEIDER,

MASTER OF FOREIGN LANGUAGES, KING EDWARD THE SIXTH'S GRAMMAR

SCHOOL., BERKHAMSTEAD; LATE ASSISTANT FRENCH MASTER,
HIGH SCHOOL, EDINBURGH ; FRENCH LECTURER, FREE CHURCH TRAINING

COLLEGE, EDINBURGH.

New and Enlarged Edition.

EDINBURG II :

E. & S. LIVINGSTONE.

LONDON:
SIMPKIN, MARSHALL & Co.; HAMILTON, ADAMS & Co.

1883.

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EDINBURGH:

PRINTED BY J. T. PEDDIE AND CO., 57 YORK PLACE,

FOR
E. AND S. LIVINGSTONE.

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PREFACE.

THE aim of this book is to facilitate translation from

the French language into English, by means of a progressive series of anecdotes, tales, and extracts from some of the best French authors, both in prose and

verse.

It is divided into two parts. In the first part all the verbs, both regular and irregular, are analysed, and the present infinitive given, of which the meaning is found at the end of the book.

In the second part, which comprises both prose and verse, only the irregular verbs are analysed.

At the end of each verb there is a number corresponding with one at the foot of the page, where the verb is analysed, and the present infinitive given.

As the vocabulary comprises the meaning of all the words and idiomatical expressions in the book, no dictionary is required.

If the means employed render the work of the pupil lighter and more pleasing, and that of the master a more delightful task than hitherto, the author will feel that his efforts have not been unsuccessful in •promoting the study of the French language.

BERKHAMSTED, 1st October 1882.

SPECIMEN

OF THE

CONJUGATION OF A FRENCH VERB AND CORRELATIVE VALUE OF EACH

TENSE AND PERSON IN ENGLISH.

PRESENT INFINITIVE

Nomm-er, to name
PRESENT PARTICIPLE

PAST PARTICIPLE
Nomm-ant, Naming

Nomm-é, Named
INDICATIVE

PRESENT
I name, do name, or am naming

Thou namest, dost name, or art naming
Il nomme,
He

name, or is naming Nous nommons,

name,

do

name, or are naming Vous nommez,

You
name,

do

name, or are naming Ils nomment, They name, do name, or are naming

Je nomme,
Tu nommes,

names, does

We

IMPERFECT

Je nommais I named, or was naming
Tu nommais, Thou namedst, or wert naming
Il nommait, He named, or was naming
Nous nommions, We named, or were naming
Vous nommiez, You named, or were naming
Ils nommaient, They named, or were naming

PERFECT DEFINITE

Je nommai, I named, or did name
Tu nommas,

Thou namedst, or didst name
Il nomma He named, or did name
Nous nommâmes, We named, or did name
Vous nommâtes You named, or did name
Ils nommèrent They named, or did name

FUTURE Je nommerai,

I shall or will name Tu nommeras,

Thou shalt or wilt name Il nommera,

He shall or will name Nous nommerons,

We shall or will name Vous nommerez,

You shall or will name Ils nommeront, They shall or will name

CONDITIONAL Je nommerais,

I should or would name Tu nommerais,

Thou shouldst or wouldst name Il nommerait,

He should or would name Nous nommerions We should or would name Vous nommeriez, You should or would name Ils nommeraiet, They should or would name

IMPERATIVE Nomme,

Name Qu'il nomme,

Let him name Nommons,

Let us name Nommez,

Name ye Qu'ils nomment,

Let them name PRESENT SUBJUNCTIVE Que je nomme,

That I may name Que tu nommes,

That thou mayest name Qu'il nomme

That he may name Que nous nommions, That we may name Que vous nommiez, That

you may name Qu'ils nomment, That they may name

IMPERFECT SUBJUNCTIVE Que je nommasse,

That I might name
Que tu nommasses,

That thou mightest name
Qu'il nommat, That he might name
Que nous nommassions, That we might name
Que vous nommassiez, That you might name
Qu'ils nommassent, That they might name

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