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: The Past Infinitive

… Identify: French Grammar: The Past Infinitive la grammaire française: l’infinitif passé The infinitive form of a verb conveys the basic meaning of that verb. The infinitive AVOIR or ÊTRE + Past Participle of Main Verb = the PAST INFINITIVE form. Study: The infinitive form of a French verb is the form that ends with [-ER], [-IR], […]

French Grammar: The Infinitive with [AVANT DE]

… Identify: French Grammar: The Infinitive with [AVANT DE] la grammaire française: l’infinitif avec [avant de] The infinitive form of a verb conveys the basic meaning of that verb. AVANT DE + INFINITIVE = before … (doing something) or prior to … (doing something). Study: The infinitive form of a French verb is the form that ends […]

French Grammar: Conjugated Verbs + [DE] + Infinitive Verb

… Identify: French Grammar: Conjugated Verbs + [DE] + Infinitive Verb la grammaire française: les verbes conjugués + [DE] + un verbe à l’infinitif The infinitive form of a verb conveys the basic meaning of that verb. Many conjugated French verbs require [DE] before an infinitive verb. Study: The infinitive form of a French verb is the form […]

French Grammar: Conjugated Verbs + [À] + Infinitive Verb

… Identify: French Grammar: Conjugated Verbs + [À] + Infinitive Verb la grammaire française: les verbes conjugués + [À] + un verbe à l’infinitif The infinitive form of a verb conveys the basic meaning of that verb. Many conjugated French verbs require [À]  before an infinitive verb. Study: The infinitive form of a French verb is the […]

French Grammar: Conjugated Verbs + Infinitive Verb

… Identify: French Grammar: Conjugated Verbs + Infinitive Verb la grammaire française: les verbes conjugués + les verbes à l’infinitif The infinitive form of a verb conveys the basic meaning of that verb. Many conjugated French verbs can be followed directly by an infinitive verb. Study: The infinitive form of a French verb is the form that […]

French Grammar: Uses of Infinitive Verbs

… Identify: French Grammar: Uses of Infinitive Verbs la grammaire française: l’utilisation des verbes à l’infinitif The infinitive form of a verb conveys the basic meaning of that verb. French infinitive verbs are used in a variety of ways. Study: The infinitive form of a French verb is the form that ends with [-ER], [-IR], or [-RE]. […]

French Grammar: Impersonal Expressions with the Infinitive

Identify: French Grammar:  Impersonal Expressions with the Infinitive 
la grammaire française : les expressions impersonnelles avec l’infinitif Grammatically speaking, the word “impersonal” in the phrase “impersonal expressions” does not mean disinterested or cold; rather, impersonal expressions are those expressions which do not have a personal subject such as I, you, Johnny, he/she, we, they, the […]

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