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...]

Questions in French: Inversion With Je

Asking a question in French using inversion with je is no longer common. Je in inversion is mostly used in formal literature and deep introspection, and sometimes with "puis-je". If you have to ask yourself something in French, use "est-ce que je"! [Read More...]

Understanding The French Subject Pronoun On

The use of "On" may be the most blatant difference between traditional French and modern spoken French... "On" means "we" in modern French, and we use it all the time as such. However, "on" could mean so much more: "one", "people"... but also "someone", "you", "they" and even "he, she" and "I"... [Read More...]