French

Verbs in the Infinitive: French

In English, you recognise verbs in the infinitive because they all have ‘to’ in front of them (to dance, to sing, to be…) In French, you don’t recognise verbs in the infinitive with what is in front of them but with their endings. There are 3 different types of verbs in the infinitive in French. …

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Possessive Adjectives – French

In French, possessive adjectives (my, your, his, her, our, their) agree with the noun they describe, NOT with the person it belongs to. It means that if you are talking about ‘his table’, in English, the emphasis is put on the fact that the possessor is masculine. In French, the possessor does not matter; because …

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French Accents: Circumflex, Aigu accent, Trema, Grave accent, Cedilla

In French, accents are really important, they can influence the meaning and the pronunciation of a word.   For example: ‘ou’ means ‘or’ ‘où’ means ‘where’.     The acute accent (l’accent aigu) ‘é’   It is only used on ‘e’ and changes its pronunciation to a more high-pitched sound.   Examples un éléphant an …

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