• 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]
  • The phrases in French

    Exercises

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    1. Multiple choice questions about the phrases in French in French Score -/-

    A phrase (French: une phrase) is a set of ordered words that has meaning. A sentence starts with a capital letter and ends with a mark, it can also be an exclamation (!) or a question (?) or a suspension (...) mark.

    Here we are going to study the structure of the phrases in the French grammar. 

    It has three types of sentence structure:

    • The simple phrases
    • The composed phrases
    • The complex phrases

    Recap : What is a proposition in French ? 

    In a sentence, each group of words organized around a verb (most often conjugated), is called a proposition. 

    There are four types of proposition. Therefore, you need to know about them in order to do a sentence structure 

    Example

    Tout le monde met un manteau quand c'est l'hiver. (Everybody puts a coat when it is winter) 

    • There is two conjugated verb in this sentence
    • Therefore, two groups of words
    • The verbs are "met" and "est"
    • So two propositions separated by the word "quand"

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    The simples phrases in French

    The simple phrase (French: la phrase simple) is a sentence formed of a proposition called the independent proposition

    Examples 

    • Il partira ce soir. (He will leave tonight)
    • Théo fait ses devoirs. (Theo is doing his homework)
    • Maman prépare le repas. (Mom is preparing the lunch)

    The composed phrases in French 

    The composed phrases (French: la phrase composée) is a sentence formed of several or two independent propositions. It can be: 

    • Juxtaposed means that the sentences are separated from each other by commas
    • Coordinates, means that they are connected by a coordination conjunction.

    Examples

    Proposition Examples Translations
    Juxtaposée Le coq chante, le soleil brille, tout le village se réveille (The fowl is singing, the sun is shining, the village is waking up)
    Conjonction de coordination  Il partira ce soir et reviendra demain matin (He will leave tonight and will come tomorrow morning)

    The complex phrases in French

    The complex phrase (French: la phrase complexe) consists of a main proposition and or several subordinate clauses.

    It has a little similarity with the composed phrase. 

    Examples

    • Je sais qu'il partira et qu'il ne reviendra jamais. (I know that he will leave and never come back again)
    • Samantha te lira son discours quand tu seras prêt. (Samantha will read her speech for you when you will be ready) 

    enlightenedLearn more about the French structure of the phrases in the next lessons of this course! 

    Next lessons

    1 The simple phrases in French Get an overview of the structure of simple phrases in French
    2 The composed phrases in French Get a comprehensive overview about composed phrases in French and study the topic online.
    3 The complex phrases in French Get a comprehensive overview about the complex phrases in French and study the topic online.