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French Grammar

French Grammar for Children

Free French Grammar Practice with subtitled video clips, online quizzes, and PDF Worksheets.  Resources for building oral confidence:
Articles, Adjectives, Prepositions, Negatives, Partitive Articles, Comparisons, Adverbs and more.


French Articles

Articles and Adjectives change to fit with and agree with the nouns they describe in French.  That is why it is important to know the gender of nouns in French right from the beginning.

Definite + Indefinite Articles + Fruit:

Fruit in French

J’ai + Pencil Case Items:
Pencil Case Items in French

DU, DE LA, DES  –  Partitive Articles:

Practice using Partitive Articles ‘du, de la, des’ + de in the context of buying food in a French market:
Du, de la, de l’, des

French Adjectives

The Verb Être + Articles and Adjectives:
Être + Gender in French

Articles + Animals + Colours:
Animals + Colours in French

Colours are Adjectives:

Learn colours in French and which ones need to agree with the nouns they describe:
French Colours + Agreements

Possessive Adjectives – Mon, Ma, Mes

My Body in French Vocabulary introduced in short sentences using Je suis, J’ai + C’est + many examples of Mon, Ma, Mes
MY Body in French

Position of Adjectives:

Adjectives in French, including colours, go after the noun EXCEPT for some common ones which describe age, size, beauty and ‘goodness’:

a) Animals in French + Position of Adjectives
Use Adjectives that go BEFORE the noun to describe Animals in French as well as saying what colour(s) they are.

b) Trees + Adjectives that Go Before the Noun in French
Describe trees using French adjectives ‘Petit, Grand, Long, Vieux, Bon, Joli, Beau ..’ that go IN FRONT OF the NOUN.

Character Adjectives:

Adjectives to describe character in French

Learn some French character adjectives in the context of a story and description of garden birds.

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ON – Impersonal Subject Pronoun:

1.  Practice using ON + Verb in 3rd person to talk about what happens at school
On – Qu’est-ce qu’on fait?

2.  Practice using ON + Verb in 3rd Person to describe what happens on Carnival Day in France:
Carnival in France

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Comparisons in French with a friendly contrast between an elderly dog and a speedy young one.  Plus que, Moins que.
Je suis plus âgé(e) que ..,
Je suis plus vite que …
Comparisons in French

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C’EST versus IL EST:

In general it is C’est + nouns, il est + Adjectives …  Find out more and work with the video clip, online quiz + exercise:
C’est versus il est

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CES, C’EST, SES – French Homophones:

Story practice to point out and distinguish between the following very common French homophones: CES (these), C’EST (it is) and SES (their):
CES, C’EST, SES – French homophones

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Learn how to form the negative in French and enjoy this simple story full of negative emotions described in short sentences:
Negatives: Grammar in a Story

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Prepositions for destination + transport:
Au, à la, à l’, aux + en, à … 
Prepositions:  Au, à la, à l’, aux + Transport

Prepositions in a friendly variety of contexts:
Preposition Practice for Children

Friendly story using prepositions in French and English in context:  Billy and the Stick Insects in French!

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Jouer au v Jouer du: Sport + Music

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Direct Object Pronouns:

Introduction, grammar and practice in a friendly context using French Direct Object Pronouns LE, LA, L’ and LES:
French Direct Object Pronouns

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This resource provides practice using French Adverbs that show how, where and when verb actions take place:

+ Spot the Adverbs in these two short stories:
French Story – A Trip to the Hairdresser’s

French Story – Maggie and the Squirrel

For French Verb Practice go to:

image for short story in French