French Grammar: Relative Pronouns [QUI] and [QUE]

… Identify: French Grammar: Relative Pronouns [QUI] and [QUE] la grammaire française: les pronoms relatifs [QUI] et [QUE] Study: In French as well as in English, a relative clause describes a person or thing introduced in the main clause. A relative pronoun connects a relative clause to that person or thing. The person or thing […]

French Grammar: Relative Pronoun [LEQUEL]

… Identify: French Grammar: Relative Pronoun [LEQUEL] la grammaire française: le pronom relatif [LEQUEL] Study: In French as well as in English, a relative clause describes a person or thing introduced in the main clause. A relative pronoun connects a relative clause to that person or thing. The person or thing that precedes the relative […]

French Grammar: More about Adjective Placement

… Identify: French Grammar: More about Adjective Placement la grammaire française: la disposition des adjectifs – suite In French, the position of adjectives (adjective placement) is very important.  Most French adjectives go after the nouns they qualify. A few adjectives go before the nouns they modify.  And some adjectives can go either before OR after […]

French Grammar: More about Negation

… Identify: French Grammar: More about Negation la grammaire française: la négation – suite Negation lets us say “no” to things in French! It also lets us express that things are NOT a certain way. Review: LEAF French Grammar: Basic Negation Study: Negative constructions include the following: ne … aucun(e) : no / none / […]

French Grammar: The Causative Construction – [FAIRE] + Infinitive

… Identify: French Grammar: The Causative Construction – [FAIRE] + Infinitive la grammaire française: le causatif – [FAIRE] + l’infinitif Study: The causative construction, as its name implies, is used to express the idea that one person (or thing) gets, has, makes, or causes another action to take place.  A causative construction is made up […]

French Grammar: Reciprocal Reflexive Verbs

Identify: French Grammar: Reciprocal Reflexive Verbs la grammaire française: les verbes réfléchis réciproques Reciprocal Reflexive Verbs in French help us identify actions done by two or more people – to each other! Study: Reciprocal Reflexive Verbs in French help us identify actions done by two or more people – to each other! Reciprocal Reflexive Verbs […]

French Grammar: Infinitive of Reflexive Verbs

Identify: French Grammar: Infinitive of Reflexive Verbs la grammaire française: l’infinitif des verbes réfléchis Reflexive Verbs are a special class of verbs in French. Be sure to review the lesson on Reflexive Verbs first before moving on to this lesson! Whenever reflexive verbs are used in the infinitive with another verb (for example, aimer, aller, […]

French Grammar: Partitive Articles

Identify: French Grammar: Partitive Articles la grammaire française: les articles partitifs You’ll need to learn to use nouns with their correct articles (les articles) if you want to talk about people, places and things! There are three types of articles in French: definite articles (les articles définis), indefinite articles (les articles indéfinis), and partitive articles […]

French Grammar: Reflexive Verbs in Passé Composé (Past Tense)

Identify: French Grammar: Reflexive Verbs in Passé Composé (Past Tense) la grammaire française: les verbes réfléchis au Passé Composé Reflexive verbs are used when the subject and object of a verb (action) are the same. The action “reflects back” onto the subject! Study: Reflexive verbs are used when the subject and object of a verb […]

French Grammar: The Past Participle

… Identify: French Grammar: The Past Participle la grammaire française: le participe passé Study: The past participle is the general equivalent of using [-ED] in English. It can be used in a variety of functions including compound tenses and as adjectives with the verb ‘ÊTRE’. To form the past participle for regular verbs, you’ll need to add a new ending to […]

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