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French Grammar Lesson: The Imperfect Tense

French Imperfect

In case you’re racking your brain trying to recall your lessons in imperfect tense in English, chances are, you won’t remember it. Why? Because the imperfect tense is only common in the romance languages such as Latin, French, Italian, Romanian, Spanish, and Portuguese. In English, we use the past progressive to denote continuous action while […]

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French Comparatives and Superlatives

Comparing people, objects or actions is not only useful in conversations, it could be fun too! Like, how will you say this without the help of comparatives and superlatives? ”I am more good-looking than my co-workers. In fact, I’m the most good-looking person in our workplace!” That’s right. You can’t! In grammar, we use comparatives […]

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Learning the French Passive Voice

PASSIVE VOICE

  Learning how to speak in another language is not easy. But if you already have a working knowledge about English grammar, it will tend to be so much easier, believe me. Take for example our topic on this article: the passive voice. Are you still familiar with how it works? If not, then here […]

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French Past Tense: Everything You Need to Know

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The Complete and Simple Guide to French Past Tense French Past Tense could be a mind-numbing learning task. But when approached with an open mind and willingness to learn, you should be able to grasp it quite easily. It helps a lot though if you have brushed up on your English grammar. Knowing the tenses […]

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French Tenses Made Easy: Express Past, Present and Future Without Using the Actual Tenses

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Most grammar books will tell you that the way to learn tenses in French is to go through all the motions, the full “process” and the boring nitty-gritty. But as most native French speakers would agree, there is an express path or a quick shortcut in expressing French tenses, and this is to use some […]

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French Conditional Mood (Le Conditionnel): How does it work?

French Conditional

  Let’s talk about le conditionnel. What is it and how does it work? Whether you are particularly aware of it or not, we often use the conditionals in our daily speech. The conditionals are both used the same way in English, as well as in French. But first, what exactly is it? In English we […]

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French Possessive Adjectives Made Easy

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A Complete Lesson on French Possessive Adjectives When you need to express that a noun belongs to a person or thing, you use possessive adjectives. The possessive determiners basically tell you to whom or to what a certain object belongs to. Because it identifies or gives us a detail about the noun it refers to, it […]

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French Future Tense – Le Futur: Everything You Need to Know

french future tense Le Futur

  French Future Tense: The Clever Guide Conjugating verbs can be one of the most difficult topics to learn. But before you start to shudder or crawl under your bed in fear of what’s going to happen next, let me assure you that this topic is written as simply as possible for the convenience of […]

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How to Tell Time in French

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  Telling time in French could be a tad bit more complicated than in English. So okay, who am I kidding? It’s actually A LOT more complicated, in fact. First, French uses military time or the 24-hour clock for public use or official purposes, while the 12-hour clock is mostly used for personal consumption. In English, […]

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A Complete and Easy Guide to French Adjectives

french adjectives complete guide

  French adjectives can be one of the most colorful parts of speech. But iIf you think you know enough about adjectives, you can check out this other article that contains a huge list of the most common adjectives. In case you need a little reminder of what adjectives are, here’s a quick run-through:   No […]

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The Easy Guide to French Numbers

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    Before you start to shudder at the thought of learning about numbers in French, don’t worry. There are no maths in here. We’ll only be talking about the most important and practical topics about numbers – the kind of things that you actually need to know, and the ones that are useful in […]

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