French

Grammar Lists AS and A2

Advanced Subsidiary GCE and Advanced GCE candidates are expected to have studied closely the grammatical system and structures of the relevant foreign language during their course. In the examination they are required to use actively and accurately grammar and structures appropriate to the tasks set, drawn from the following lists.

The lists are divided into Advanced Subsidiary and A2. The examples in italics are indicative, not exclusive. For structures marked (R), receptive knowledge only is required.

Nouns

Gender

Singular and plural forms

Articles

Definite, indefinite and partitive

Adjectives

Agreement

Position

Comparative and superlative

Demonstrative (ce, cet, cette, ces)

Possessive

Interrogative (quel? quelle?)

Indefinite (chaque, quelque)

Adverbs

Comparative and superlative

Interrogative (comment? quand?)

Quantifiers/intensifiers

 très, assez, beaucoup

Pronouns

Personal

Reflexive

Relative

Disjunctive/emphatic (moi, toi)

Demonstrative (celui, etc.)

Possessive (le mien, etc.)

Interrogative (qui? que?)

Indefinite (quelqu’un)

Use of y, en

Indirect speech

Inversion after speech

Prepositions

Conjunctions

Number, quantity and time (including use of depuis, venir de)

Verbs

Regular and irregular forms of verbs, including reflexive verbs

Modes of address (tu, vous)

Impersonal forms

Verbs followed by an infinitive (with or without a preposition)

Dependent infinitives (faire réparer), devoir + infinitive

Perfect infinitive

Negative forms

Interrogative forms

Tenses

present

perfect (including agreement of past participle)

imperfect

future

conditional

future perfect (R)

conditional perfect (R)

Pluperfect

Past historic (R)

passive voice: present tense

other tenses (R)

Imperative

Present participle

Subjunctive mood (present, perfect)