French Grammar: Compound Tenses – Basics

… Identify: French Grammar: Compound Tenses – Basics la grammaire française: les temps composés – introduction Study: French verb conjugations fall into one of two categories: either Simple tenses or Compound tenses. Simple tenses have only one verb (e.g., je parle) and compound tenses have two verbs – a conjugated auxiliary (helper) verb + the […]

French Grammar: Expressing Duration of Time

… Identify: French Grammar: Expressing Duration of Time la grammaire française: combien de temps? Study: When talking about activities and events in French, it’s helpful to know how to express how long ago or for how long those activities and events took, are taking, or will take place. There are different considerations to keep in […]

French Grammar: Superlatives

… Identify: French Grammar: Superlatives la grammaire française: le superlatif Study: In French, as in English, Superlatives (le superlatif) are similar to comparatives. Superlatives are used when we single someone or something out as the most or the least from among a group. In English, this is often denoted by the adjective ending -est. Superlatives are important to understand in conversations and in reading French. […]

French Grammar: Comparisons of Quantity

… Identify: French Grammar: Comparisons of Quantity la grammaire française: le comparatif de quantité Review: French Grammar: Comparatives – Basics Study: Comparisons of Quantity are used to compare the quantities of two different nouns / kinds of nouns. Make sure not to confuse them with Comparisons of Equality or Comparisons of Inequality.. Actually, though, comparisons of quantities include types […]

French Grammar: Comparisons of Inequality

… Identify: French Grammar: Comparisons of Inequality la grammaire française: le comparatif d’inégalité Review: French Grammar: Comparatives – Basics Study: Comparisons of Inequality are used to show how two or more people or things have more or less of a characteristic when compared to each other. Make sure not to confuse them with Comparisons of Equality or Comparisons of […]

French Grammar: Comparisons of Equality

… Identify: French Grammar: Comparisons of Equality la grammaire française: le comparatif d’égalité Comparisons of Equality are used to show how two or more people or things have the same (or similar) characteristics when compared to each other. Make sure not to confuse them with Comparisons of Inequality or Comparisons of Quantity. Review: French Grammar: Comparatives – Basics Study: […]

French Grammar: Comparatives – Basics

… Identify: French Grammar: Comparatives – Basics la grammaire française: le comparatif – une introduction Comparatives (le comparatif) are used when we contrast one person or thing with another. Some of the comparative words are used when computing numbers or even alone. Comparatives are important to understand in conversations and in reading French. Study: Comparatives are […]

French Grammar: The Preposition [CHEZ]

… Identify: French Grammar: The Preposition [CHEZ] la grammaire française: la préposition [chez] The French preposition CHEZ has several different meanings, all of which require several words in English.  CHEZ can mean “at someone’s home”, “at someone’s business/office”, “within a group”, “within someone’s nature”, “within the body of work of an author/artist”. Study: The French […]

French Grammar: The Preposition [PAR]

… Identify: French Grammar: The Preposition [PAR] la grammaire française: la préposition [par] The preposition PAR can be translated as “through”, “by”, “via”, or “per” in English. Study: The preposition PAR can be translated as “through”, “by”, “via”, or “per” in English.  PAR is used to indicate the direction in which something moves, the means […]

French Grammar: The Prepositions [DANS] vs. [EN]

… Identify: French Grammar: The Prepositions [DANS] vs. [EN] la grammaire française: les prépositions [dans] vs. [en] Both DANS and EN can be translated as “in” in English and can both be used to indicate location or time. Here is a brief rundown on using them together! Study: Both DANS and EN can be translated […]