Sentence Structure

Types of sentences in French grammar

French syntax or sentence structure (la syntaxe or la construction de la phrase française) varies according to the type of sentence or clause we are dealing with.

There are numerous types of clauses in French grammar: declarative sentences, negative sentences, questions, relative clauses, and indirect sentences and questions. Conjunctions allow us to connect clauses or elements of text.

Click on one of the topics below to learn about the syntax rules for each type of clause in French grammar. When you’re done with the explanations, test yourself in the free interactive exercises.