Long trusted as the most comprehensive, up-to-date and user-friendly grammar available, French Grammar and Usage is a complete guide to French as it is written and spoken today. It includes clear descriptions of all the main grammatical phenomena of French, and their use, illustrated by numerous examples taken from contemporary French, and distinguishes the most common forms of usage, both formal and informal. Key features include: * Comprehensive content, covering all the major structures of contemporary French * User-friendly organisation offering easy-to-find sections with cross-referencing and indexes of English words, French words and grammatical terms * Clear and illuminating examples help students at all stage of their degree * Useful indications of what cannot be said as well as what can Revised and updated throughout, this new edition offers updated examples to reflect current usage, new headers to include chapter number and section parts as well as enhanced cross-referencing for easier reference and expanded and more nuanced explanations of notoriously difficult points of grammar. The combination of reference grammar and manual of current usage is an invaluable resource for students and teachers of French at the intermediate to advanced levels. This Grammar is accompanied by the Practising French Grammar: A Workbook available to purchase seaparately ISBN 978-1-13-885119-1 which features related exercises and activities and a companion website offering additional resources at www.routledge.com/cw/hawkins .