Spanish Grammar: The Present Progressive Tense

… Identify Spanish Grammar: The Present Progressive Tense la gramática española: 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 … 60-Second Spanish Grammar Lesson Coming Soon! … Study The verb […]

Spanish Vocabulary: Expressions of Time – Present/Future

… Identify Spanish Vocabulary: Expressions of Time – Present/Future el vocabulario español: las expresiones del tiempo – presente/futuro Terms that help express periods of time. Add context to events in the past, present, and future. … Connect LEAF Spanish Vocabulary: Expressions of Time – Past … Study Learning to use expressions of time will help you […]

French Grammar: The Perfect Participle

… Identify: French Grammar: The Perfect Participle la grammaire française: le passé composé du participe présent (le gérondif passé) Study: The perfect participle is used in place of the present participle to discuss an action that occurred prior to the action of the principal verb. The perfect participle for all French verbs is formed with the present participle […]

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: 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: Present Subjunctive of Irregular Verbs

… Identify: French Grammar: Present Subjunctive of Irregular Verbs 
la grammaire française: les verbes irréguliers 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 […]

Spanish Grammar: The Present Indicative Tense

… Identify Spanish Grammar: The Present Indicative Tense la gramática española: el presente del indicativo Actions happening in the present. Attribute current actions to someone/thing. … Connect LEAF Spanish Grammar: Verb Conjugation – Basics … 60-Second Spanish Grammar Lesson Coming Soon! … Study Verb tenses and moods help identify when (timeframe) or how (intent) an action is occurring. Present tense – Occurring now Past tense – Occurred in […]

French Grammar: The Present Participle

… Identify: French Grammar: The Present Participle la grammaire française: le participe présent Study: The Present Participle is the general equivalent of using [-ING] in English. It can be used in a variety of functions including as adjectives, in verbal phrases, and in place of a relative clause. To form the Present Participle for almost all French […]

French Grammar: The Present Continuous – [ÊTRE EN TRAIN DE] + Infinitive

… Identify: French Grammar: The Present Continuous – [ÊTRE EN TRAIN DE] + Infinitive la grammaire française: le présent continu – [être en train de] + l’infinitif In English, we use the Present Progressive tense to talk about actions that are occurring at this moment in time.  The marker for this in English is a […]