For undergraduate courses in Elementary, Intermediate, and Advanced French, including those focusing on grammar and composition. An indispensable grammar reference book, this complete, student-friendly and totally self-learning guide for beginner as well as advanced students of French offers a succinct, clear, and easy-to-consult format. Sans detour answers all questions about the use of the French language through concise, accurate and informative descriptions which cover all the complexity of specific grammatical points, as well as conjugated verbs. Saving students significant time when writing papers or reviewing for tests, helping to avoid persistent classroom interruptions, and greatly improving the teaching/learning experience, it presents each subject in only one chapter-making it easy to find any answer. This text also provides a series of charts and formulas that assure mastery of the language in the clearest, fastest, and most effortless way possible.