La Fête nationale de la grammaire

La Fête nationale de la grammaire

lah fett naa-see-oh-nahl duh lah grah-MAIR. Click below to hear this.*

National Grammar Day

This momentous celebration of grammar takes place on March 4 in the US, but not many people know it. So we count on our trusty newspapers to inform us. Here’s a link to a story in the Chicago Tribune. Read all about it.

I propose to celebrate with a little French grammar quiz. All the answers can be found somewhere in past Spk Frnch posts. Enjoy!

Select the correct word to complete the sentence:

1. Il a fait les cent pas [pour, pendant] une heure.

2. Ne mettons pas la charrue [avant, devant] les boeufs.

3. [À, Sur] vos marques! Prêts? Partez!

4. En fin de [conte, compte, comte] je préfère le thé.

5. Elle a [sortie, quitté] la pièce.

Fill in the blanks:

6. Je _______ venu, j’ai vu, j’ai ______.

7. Ils se sont ______ la main.

Punctuate and separate into words:

8. Questcequecest?

Unscramble:

9. ai ne donné Je pas lui le

10. s’ un cravate jeté est la Il en derrière

*Some mobile phones, such as Blackberries, won’t display the audio player. If no player appears, here’s an alternative link to the audio file:

la_fete_nationale_de_la_grammaire.mp3

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