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Clefs du français pratique

The tool Clefs du français pratique deals with the problems of grammar, syntax and usage that confront anyone who is called upon to write in French. Rules are briefly stated and accompanied by clear examples relating to the Canadian context.

Clefs du français pratique is updated on a regular basis.

Linguistic recommendations and reminders

Linguistic recommendations and reminders are now in Clefs du français pratique.

Linguistic recommendations

The Linguistic recommendations propose solutions to contentious language issues. They help standardize elements such as vocabulary, spelling and usage in texts produced by the Government of Canada.

To perform a search

Enter the term you are searching for in the search field, and press Enter or the arrow on the right.

You can also perform a search in the index:

  • Go to the alphabetical index above and click on the first letter of the term you are searching for.
  • Scroll down through the entries displayed in the left-hand index until you find the term you want.
  • Click on the term to display the corresponding article.

Note: Clefs du français pratique is available in French only. However, a similar writing tool, Writing Tips, is available in English.