French Grammar: Adverbs of Frequency

… Identify: French Grammar: Adverbs of Frequency la grammaire française: les adverbes de fréquence Just as an adjective modifies (describes) a noun, an ADVERB modifies a verb, adjective, or another adverb.  Adverbs generally answer the question How? How well? How much? How often? or When? They help us provide more details when we’re describing actions. […]

French Grammar: Adverbs of Quantity

… Identify: French Grammar: Adverbs of Quantity la grammaire française: les adverbes de quantité Just as an adjective modifies (describes) a noun, an ADVERB modifies a verb, adjective, or another adverb.  Adverbs generally answer the question How? How well? How much? How often? or When? They help us provide more details when we’re describing actions. […]

French Grammar: The Present Indicative Tense

… Identify: French Grammar: The Present Indicative Tense la grammaire française: le temps présent indicatif Study: Verb tenses and moods help identify when (timeframe) or how (intent) an action occurs. Present tense action – Occurs in the present Past tense action – Occurred in the past (already happened) Future tense action – Will occur in the future The Present Tense helps us talk about actions that are […]

French Grammar: Expressing Specific Quantities

… Identify: French Grammar: Expressing Specific Quantities la grammaire française: les expressions de quantités spécifiques Specific Quantities are used to tell how much or how little of something there is. They help us provide more details when we’re describing amounts of things. Review: LEAF French Grammar: Adverbs of Quantity Study: Expressions of Specific Quantities are […]

French Grammar: The Pluperfect Subjunctive

… Identify: French Grammar: The Pluperfect Subjunctive 
la grammaire française: le plus-que-parfait du subjonctif Like the other forms of the subjunctive, the Pluperfect Subjunctive is used to express doubt, how a person feels about an action or state of being, a wish, intent, or command. It can also be used to express facts that are the […]

French Grammar: The Imperfect Subjunctive

… Identify: French Grammar: The Imperfect Subjunctive 
la grammaire française: l’imparfait du subjonctif Like the Present Subjunctive, the Imperfect Subjunctive is used to express doubt, how a person feels about an action or state of being, a wish, intent, or command. It can also be used to express facts that are the opposite of reality. However, the […]

French Grammar: Subjunctive after Impersonal Expressions

… Identify: French Grammar: Subjunctive after Impersonal Expressions la grammaire française: le subjonctif après les expressions impersonnelles Review: French Grammar: The Subjunctive – Basics Study: The subjunctive is used when we are uncertain whether or not an action will take place. If we know that the action is or will be a reality, the indicative […]

French Grammar: Present Subjunctive – Regular Verbs

… Identify: French Grammar: Present Subjunctive – Regular Verbs 
la grammaire française: les verbes réguliers au présent du subjonctif Study: The subjunctive is not a verb tense, but a mood. It is an alternative verb form that has to be used in certain circumstances.  “Mood” is actually a good way to think of the subjunctive, since it […]

French Grammar: Present Subjunctive of Verbs with Two Stems

… Identify: French Grammar: Present Subjunctive of Verbs with Two Stems 
la grammaire française: les verbes avec deux radicaux au présent du subjonctif Study: The subjunctive is not a verb tense, but a mood. It is an alternative verb form that has to be used in certain circumstances.  “Mood” is actually a good way to think of […]

French Grammar: The Past Subjunctive

… Identify: French Grammar: The Past Subjunctive 
la grammaire française: le passé du subjonctif The Past Subjunctive is used to discuss actions that have already happened, just like the Passé Composé is. Study: The Past Subjunctive is used to discuss actions that have already happened, just like the Passé Composé is. Specifically, the Past Subjunctive […]