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FRENCH READER

WITH

ANALYSIS OF ALL THE VERBS

(REGULAR AND IRREGULAR)

AND

Full Vocabulary

BY

ALBERT HENRY SCHNEIDER

ASSISTANT FRENCH MASTER, ROYAL HIGH SCHOOL; FRENCH MASTER, MORAY
HOUSE (PRACTISING DEPARTMENT); ASSISTANT FRENCH LECTURER

AT THE SCHOOL OF ARTS, ETC. ETC.

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EDINBURGH
E. & S. LIVINGSTONE

GLASGOW : JOHN PRYDE
LONDON: SIMPKIN, MARSHALL, & CO.

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Edinburgh Printed by Porteous and Denholm, Elder Street

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.

EDINBURGH, 1st March 1877.

SPECIMEN

OF THE

CONJUGATION OF A FRENCH VERB AND CORRELATIVE VALUE OF EACH

TENSE AND PERSON IN ENGLISH

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PRESENT INFINITIVE

Nomm-er, to name
PRESENT PARTICIPLE

PAST PARTICIPLE
Nomm-ant, Naming

Nomm-é, Named
INDICATIVE

PRESENT
Je nomme,

I
name,

do

name, or am naming Tu nommes,

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

He names, does name, or is naming Nous nommons, We name, do name, or are naming Vous nommez

You
name,

do

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

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, We named, or did name Ils nommèrent, We 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 nommeraient, They should or would name

IMPERATIVE Nomme,

Name Qu'il nomme,

Let him name
Nommons,

Let us name
Nommez,
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 nommât,

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

Name ye

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