Simple Way to Augment Your Duolingo Studies in French

Use the University of Texas at Austin's French page. I've taken the liberty to arrange it for you:

What is a Noun?

What is meant by Gender?

How do you pluralize Nouns?

What are devices for introducing Nouns?

What are the different Nouns for “time”?

What is an Article/Determiner?

What are Definite Articles?

What are Indefinite Articles?

What are Partitive Articles?

What is the Possessive Determiners?

What are Demonstrative Determiners?

What are Indefinite Determiners?

How do we express Quantity?

What are Adjectives?

What is a Descriptive Adjective?

What is meant by Comparison of Adjectives?

What is a Possessive Adjective?

What is an Interrogative Adjective?

What is a Demonstrative Adjective?

What is a Verb?

How do we conjugate the present tense for each stem type?

What are the most popular irregular verbs?

What is the Infinitive and how is it used?

What are Auxiliary Verbs?

What are Reflexive Pronouns and Verbs?

What is an Adverb?

What are Comparatives and Superlatives?

How are sentences constructed in French?

How are questions constructed in French?

What is a Subject/Subject Pronoun?

What is a Pronoun?

What is a Direct Object Pronoun?

What is an Indirect Object Pronoun?

What is a Possessive Pronoun?

What is an Interrogative Pronoun?

What is a Relative Pronoun?

What is a Demonstrative Pronoun?

What is a Conjunction?

What is a Preposition?

What is a Negation?

What are the forms of Negation?

What is the Past Tense?

What are Modal Verbs?

What is the Present Participle?

What is the Future Tense?

What is the Imperative?

What is the Conditional?

What is meant by Active and Passive Voice?

What is meant by Transitive and Intransitive Constructions?

What is meant by Subjunctive?

July 16, 2015


That is quite a list. Have a lingot.

July 16, 2015

Merci beaucoup pour le list! I've added it to my followed discussions for easy referencing.

July 17, 2015

Great reference.

July 16, 2015


July 16, 2015

Merci! C'est bon!

July 17, 2015


July 17, 2015

Merci beaucoup! that is very useful!

July 17, 2015


July 17, 2015

very useful and thorough list :D my French is still unbelievably bad so I need this.

July 18, 2015

It's very frustrating to pick up some language concepts easily, and have difficulty with others, especially when those "others" show up on standardized tests. One of my blog users and I have been discussing this. He's solid in conversation, and developing a more reliable "ear" using podcasts, but when he tests, certain areas completely crush his score. He feels he's beyond B2, but the tests he takes are humbling. I thought...why not systematically approach the grammar concepts as we progress, and catalog the concepts that these test-makers know a language student overlooks during their study? A new blog category was born...Concept Test. The blog format forces the posting list to go from last to first (which ends ironically in the concept that was giving the blog user the most difficulty...the subjunctive). You can quickly scroll through the list it to get to the earliest concepts to master:

As I personally work through them, I give them a number and point out the tricks to know in that concept. Each concept has one or several tricks that are favorites for language test writers, who seem to delight in not testing what you know, but what they know you don't know.

July 18, 2015

They also have an online course complete with textbook.

July 22, 2015
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