French Verb Être – Passé Composé vs Imparfait

The passé composé form of the verb être is mostly used for the passive voice. The passive voice is the form of a verb in which the subject undergoes the action of the verb. The passé composé is used to indicate an event, a change, or what happened. You can say j’ai été when somethingContinue reading “French Verb Être – Passé Composé vs Imparfait”

When to Make Agreement in the Passé Composé

When to Make Agreement 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 need toContinue reading “When to Make Agreement in the Passé Composé”

French Sentence Structure – Could Have, Would have, Should Have in French

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. Full LessonContinue reading “French Sentence Structure – Could Have, Would have, Should Have in French”

French Sentence Structure – Could and Would in French

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. How toContinue reading “French Sentence Structure – Could and Would in French”

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 Sentence Structure – Possessive Pronouns

French Possessive Pronouns French possessive pronouns are used to replace nouns so that you can indicate to whom or to what those nouns belong. Watch my video lesson below or click here to see it on YouTube. Comparing French and English Sentence Structure

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”