Must Read Articles about French Verb Conjugation...

Latest Articles on French Verb Conjugation...

French Present Participle

The French present participle is difficult to explain to an English speaker. Well, this French tense construction is actually easy to explain, since it's fairly regular. However, we don't use the present participle in French nearly as much as you use it in English. [Read More...]

French Mistakes: Beware of the To Be + verb in ING Constructions

There is a notion totally lost in translation: the progressive constructions in English. I am watching TV, they were dancing, she will be arriving soon... All these progressive constructions (to be + verb in ING) which come naturally to an English speaker often lead to mistakes when they translate them into French. Quite understandable since these constructions simply don't exist in French! [Read More...]

When to Use “Être” or “Avoir” With Passé Composé + Video

Most verbs in French use "avoir" to form compound tenses such as passé-composé, plus-que-parfait, futur-antérieur etc... But some verbs use "être". In this lesson, I'm going to point out mnemotechnic ways to memorize them, but mostly I am offering you a deeper understanding of the logic behind this grammatical behavior. Once you understand why a verb uses "avoir" or "être", it's much easier to remember. [Read More...]