Agreement With Direct Objects in the Passé Composé

Agreement with Direct Object Pronouns in the Passé Composé French verbs are conjugated in the passé composé either with avoir or être as their auxiliary verbs. When using être as an auxiliary verb, past participles need to agree with their subjects in number and gender. When using avoir as an auxiliary verb, you usually don’t needContinue reading “Agreement With Direct Objects in the Passé Composé”

French Sentence Structure – Depuis, Pendant, Il y a

Comparing French and English Sentence Structure It can be interesting to look at French sentences and their English translations while comparing the two. Once you have identified corresponding words, you will realize how many similarities there are French and English. You’ll also notice some big differences, and those are worth examining more closely. Depuis –Continue reading “French Sentence Structure – Depuis, Pendant, Il y a”

French Sentence Structure – Relative Pronouns QUI – QUE – OÙ – DONT

French Relative Pronouns Relative pronouns are words that are used to link a dependent clause to a main clause. A dependent clause is a group of words with a subject and a verb. It does not express a complete thought so it isn’t a sentence and can’t stand alone. French relative pronouns can mean who,Continue reading “French Sentence Structure – Relative Pronouns QUI – QUE – OÙ – DONT”

French Pronouns Top Ten Questions and Answers

French Pronouns Top Ten Questions and Answers 🎥 Scroll down to watch a video lesson about these French pronouns 🎥 How can you tell the difference between a direct object and indirect object? Direct objects answer the questions: WHO? WHAT? QUI? QUOI? Indirect objects answer the questions: TO WHOM? FOR WHOM? À QUIPOUR QUI? What are some common verbs that are followedContinue reading “French Pronouns Top Ten Questions and Answers”

French Sentence Structure – Double Pronouns

Jeanne did not give her children ten euros.   Jeanne n’a pas donné dix euros à ses enfants.  Jeanne did not give them ten (of them). Jeanne ne leur en a pas donné dix.   Comparing French and English Sentence Structure 🎥 Scroll down to watch a mini-lesson about this sentence 🎥 It can be interesting toContinue reading “French Sentence Structure – Double Pronouns”

French Sentence Structure – Le Plus-Que-Parfait

Elle s’était déjà couchée. She had already gone to bed. Comparing French and English Sentence Structure It can be interesting to look at French sentences and their English translations while comparing the two. Once you have identified corresponding words, you will realize how many similarities there are French and English. You’ll also notice some bigContinue reading “French Sentence Structure – Le Plus-Que-Parfait”

French Sentence Structure Activity

Comparing French and English Sentence Structure This mini-course includes four videos in which I lead you progressively through texts that begin at the A1 beginner level and move up to the B2 upper-intermediate level by the end.  👇 🎥 Watch the video below to hear all of the sentences being read aloud 🎥 👇  AllContinue reading “French Sentence Structure Activity”

French Present Subjunctive Endings Chart

Forming the French Present Subjunctive The French subjunctive does have some irregular verb stems that are not formed in the traditional way. Have a look at my lesson on the subjunctive mood to learn about irregular verbs in the present. Present Subjunctive Examples SUBJUNCTIVE GAME FOR THE FRENCH CLASSROOM MORE VERB ENDINGS CHARTS Regular verbsContinue reading “French Present Subjunctive Endings Chart”

French Present Conditional Endings Chart

French Present Conditional The French conditional is mostly used in si clauses to describe what would happen if some condition were met. Be careful about considering the use of the conditional every time you want to say would or could, because some situations call for the imperfect tense. Irregular Present Conditional Stems The following examples are siContinue reading “French Present Conditional Endings Chart”

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