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 : Passé Composé vs. Imperfect Tense

… Identify: French Grammar: Passé Composé vs. Imperfect Tense la grammaire française: le passé composé versus l’imparfait Hier, nous dînions quand Jean a téléphoné. Yesterday we were having dinner when Jean phoned. Je me suis levé, je me suis habillé, et j’ai pris le petit déjeuner. I got up, got dressed and ate breakfast. Ils […]

French Grammar: Verbs that take ÊTRE in Compound Tenses

… Identify: French Grammar: Verbs that take ÊTRE in Compound Tenses la grammaire française: les verbes avec ÊTRE aux temps composés Study: A Compound Tense is a verb form that consists of two parts: (1) the present tense of the auxiliary (or “helper”) verb, followed by (2) the past participle of the main verb (i.e., […]

Spanish Grammar: The Perfect Tenses – Basics

… Identify Spanish Grammar: The Perfect Tenses la gramática española: los tiempos perfectos Compound verb tenses with the verb [HABER]. Perfect tenses express what has already taken place. … Connect Coming Soon! … 60-Second Spanish Grammar Lesson Coming Soon! … Study Perfect tenses help communicate the idea that an action has already taken place in the […]

Spanish Grammar: The Preterite and Imperfect Past Tenses

… Identify Spanish Grammar: The Preterite and Imperfect Past Tenses la gramática española: el pretérito y el imperfecto Communicates types of actions occurring in the past. Identify differences and utilize the preterite and imperfect past tenses. … Connect LEAF Spanish Grammar: The Preterite Past Tense – Basics LEAF Spanish Grammar: The Imperfect Past Tense – […]