French Grammar: Irregular Past Participles

… Identify: French Grammar: Irregular Past Participles la grammaire française: le participe passé des verbes irréguliers Connect: LEAF French Grammar: The Past Participle 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’. Click here to learn about the […]

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 Vocabulary: Idioms Related to the Life Cycle

… Identify: French Vocabulary: Idioms Related to the Life Cycle le vocabulaire français: des expressions idiomatiques reliées au cycle de vie Idioms are fixed expressions with a figurative meaning. Learn to use idioms related to the life cycle to sound more like a native speaker of French. Study: à l’article de la mort / à […]

Spanish Grammar: The Present Progressive Tense

… Identify Spanish Grammar: The Present Progressive Tense la gramática española: el verbo estar con el presente progresivo The verb estar means to be. It is an irregular verb. May be used to indicate a state of ongoing action. … Connect LEAF Spanish Grammar: The Verb ESTAR – Basics … Study The verb ESTAR means […]

Spanish Grammar: Irregular Past Participles

… Identify Spanish Grammar: Irregular Past Participles la gramática española: los participios pasados irregulares The general equivalent of using [-ED] in English. Most often utilized with perfect tenses and the verb estar. … Study The past participle is the general equivalent of using [-ED] in English. It can be used in a variety of functions including perfect tenses […]

Spanish Grammar: Negative Informal Commands

… Identify Spanish Grammar: Negative Informal Commands la gramática española: los imperativos informales y negativos Imperatives are also known as command forms. Use informal imperatives to ask people not to do things in the tú form. … Connect LEAF Spanish Grammar: Imperatives – Basics … Study To state negative informal (tú) commands for regular [-AR], [-ER], […]

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