• French grammar
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  • 1 French alphabet
  • 2 French pronunciation and phonetics [0/7]
  • 3 Nature and function of French words [0/23]
  • Multiple choice exercise about the nature of French words (Score -/-)Free
  • Multiple choice questions about the function of French words (Score -/-)Free
  • 3.1 The subject in French [0/3]
  • 3.2 The apostrophe and apposition in French [0/2]
  • 3.3 The complement object in French [0/12]
  • 3.4 The circumstancial complement in French [0/2]
  • 3.5 The agent complement in French [0/2]
  • 4 French articles [0/9]
  • 5 French nouns [0/13]
  • 6 French pronouns [0/20]
  • Multiple choice questions about the pronouns in French (Score -/-)Free
  • 6.1 French personal pronouns - je, tu, il [0/3]
  • 6.2 French possessive pronouns - le mien, le tien [0/2]
  • 6.3 French reflexive pronouns - me, te, se [0/2]
  • 6.4 French demonstrative pronouns - celui, celle, ceux [0/2]
  • 6.5 French relative pronouns - qui, que, qu' [0/4]
  • 6.6 French indefinite pronouns - tout, chacun [0/2]
  • 6.7 French interrogative pronouns - qui, que, lequel [0/2]
  • 6.8 French adverbial pronouns - en, y [0/2]
  • 7 French adjectives [0/17]
  • Multiple choice questions about the epithet, attribute in French (Score -/-)Free
  • 7.1 Endings of regular and irregular French adjectives [0/3]
  • 7.2 Comparative and superlative of French adjectives [0/3]
  • 7.3 Placement of French adjectives [0/2]
  • 7.4 French possessive adjectives - mon, ton, son [0/4]
  • 7.5 French demonstrative adjectives - ce, cette [0/2]
  • 7.6 French indefinite adjectives - toutes, quelques [0/2]
  • 8 French adverbs [0/18]
  • Drag and drop exercise about the adverbs (Score -/-)Free
  • Fill in the blank exercise about the regular form of the adverbs (Score -/-)Free
  • Fill in the blank exercise about the irregular adverbs (Score -/-)Free
  • 8.1 Adverbs of place in French [0/2]
  • 8.2 Adverbs of time in French [0/2]
  • 8.3 Adverbs of manner in French [0/2]
  • 8.4 Adverbs of quantity in French [0/2]
  • 8.5 Adverbs of reason in French [0/2]
  • 8.6 Placement of adverbs in French [0/2]
  • 8.7 Comparative of French adverbs [0/2]
  • 8.8 Difference adjectives and adverbs in French [0/1]
  • 9 French prepositions [0/11]
  • 10 French verbs [0/135]
  • 10.1 Tenses and moods in French [0/63]
  • 10.1.1 Indicative in French [0/26]
  • 10.1.1.1 Present tense in French [0/2]
  • 10.1.1.2 Past tenses in French [0/13]
  • 10.1.1.3 Future tenses in French [0/11]
  • 10.1.2 Subjunctive in French (le Subjonctif) [0/11]
  • 10.1.3 Conditional in French (le conditionnel) [0/10]
  • 10.1.4 Imperative in French [0/3]
  • 10.1.5 Infinitive in French [0/4]
  • 10.1.6 Gerund in French [0/2]
  • 10.1.7 Present participle in French [0/3]
  • 10.1.8 Past participle in French [0/4]
  • 10.2 French auxiliary verbs (avoir, être) [0/11]
  • 10.3 Modal verbs in French [0/17]
  • Fill in the blank exercise for the modal verbs in French (Score -/-)Free
  • 10.3.1 Conjugation of pouvoir (can) in French [0/4]
  • 10.3.2 Conjugation of devoir (should) in French [0/4]
  • 10.3.3 conjugation of vouloir (want) in French [0/4]
  • 10.3.4 Conjugation of savoir (to know) in French [0/4]
  • 10.4 Passive voice in French [0/4]
  • 10.5 Reflexive verbs in French [0/4]
  • 10.6 Irregular verbs in French [0/24]
  • Fill in the blanks exercise of the irregular verbs in French (Score -/-)Free
  • Fill in the blanks exercise of the irregular verbs in French II (Score -/-)Free
  • 10.6.1 Conjugation of venir (to come) in French [0/4]
  • 10.6.2 conjugation of aller (to go) in French [0/4]
  • 10.6.3 conjugation of faire (to do) in French [0/4]
  • 10.6.4 conjugation of prendre (to take) in French [0/3]
  • 10.6.5 conjugation of voir (to see) in French [0/3]
  • 10.6.6 Conjugation of partir (to leave) in French [0/4]
  • 10.7 Regular verbs in French [0/8]
  • 10.8 Reported Speech in French [0/4]
  • 11 French sentence structure [0/25]
  • Multiple choice questions about the sentence structure in French (Score -/-)Free
  • 11.1 The phrases in French [0/5]
  • 11.2 The forms of phrases in French [0/7]
  • 11.3 The types of phrases in French [0/8]
  • 11.4 The propositions in French [0/4]
  • 12 French si clauses [0/3]
  • Exceptional prepositions in French

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    Prepositions à, de and en

    The prepositions à and de are combined with the articles le and les to make one compound word.

     Prepositions + Article Examples 

     à + le = au

     J'habite au Mexique. (I live in Mexico.)

     à + les = aux

     Elle est aux Etats-Unis. (She's in the States.)

     de + le = du

     Parler du livre. (Speak about the book.)

     de + les = des

     Parler des livres. (Speak about the books.)

    Prepositions avant and devant

    In general avant and devant are translated into English as “before”. In French, however, these  prepositions can have a different meaning – so we use avant when we refer to time and devant when we refer to space.

    Meaning  Example  Translation
     Temporal relationship

     Quitter le cinéma avant la fin du film.

     Sophie se brosse les dents avant d’aller se  coucher.

    Leaving the cinema before the end of the film. 

    Sophie brushes her teeth before she goes to bed.

     Spatial relationship

     Attendre son ami devant le cinéma.

     Il attend tous les jours devant la boulangerie.

    To wait for your friend in front of the cinema. 

    He waits every day in front of the bakery.

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    Prepositions afin/avant + Infinitive

    If afin and avant are used in front of an infinitive, you have to regard that de is placed between the preposition and the infinitve: 

    • avant le repas → before the meal
    • avant de manger → before the meal

    Prepositions with verbs

    Some French verbs can be followed by an infinitive and linked to it by either de or à, or no preposition at all:

    Verb + Preposition Translation
     apprendre à faire qc  learn to do something
     arriver à faire qc  reach to do something
     assister à qc  to attend something
     chercher à faire qc  look to do something
     choisir de faire qc  choose to do something
     commander à qn de faire qc  order someone to do something
     commencer à / de faire qc  beginning to do something
     continuer à / de faire qc  continue to do something
     décider de faire qc  decide to do something
     défendre qc à qn   defend something from someone
     demander à qn de faire qc  require something from someone 
     penser à qc / qn  think of someone/something
     répondre à qc / qn  answer something/someone
     téléphoner à qn  to call someone
     voler qc à qn  steal something from someone

    Prepositions with adjectives

    Just like verbs, some French adjectives can be linked to what follows by either à or de:

    Adjective + Preposition Translation
     être capable de faire  being able to do 
     être certain de faire  being certain to do
     être content de faire qc  being satisfied to do something
     être exclu de qc  being excluded from something
     être heureux de faire qc  being happy to do
     être impatient de faire  being impatient to do 
     être incapable de faire  being incapable to do 
     être nécessaire à qc  being necessary to do sth
     être prêt à faire qc  being ready to do
     être responsable de qc  being responsible to do
     être satisfait de qc  being satisfied to do
     être seul à faire qc  being alone with doing sth