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Drill This Dans Vos TĂȘtes! Confusing Pairs: Dans vs. En Posted by on Sep 24, 2015

Last week, I discussed the confusing pair of c’est and il est; both mean the same thing in English, but their usage in French depends on what words you have around them. Today we’re going to look at another noninterchangeable pair that’s confusing for English speakers – and trust me, I would know. I confused…

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Which State/Province Are You From? Expressing Location in French Posted by on Sep 3, 2015

I’ve been writing about prepositions with certain verbs lately, but today I’d like to discuss prepositions referring to American states and Canadian provinces (still worth reading if you’re not from those places – can never have too much grammar 😉 ) A while back, we wrote a post on how to say you’re from, living…

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French Verbs with No Prepositions Posted by on Aug 14, 2015

Continuing with the verbs and prepositions series (miss the previous posts? here you go!), this week I’m going to be discussing an aspect that is right up the alley of those who translate word for word. Translating word for word can be dangerous, especially if you’re trying to use an idiom, but with verb phrases…

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Classical French Grammar 101! Posted by on Nov 24, 2013

We’ve already covered tougher topics in French grammar, not the least of which was le subjonctif. Today, we invite you to Review with us les bases… It sure doesn’t get more “classical” in French grammar than the subject of les classes grammaticales (Grammatical Classes.) In French, as in any other language, in order to fully grasp the meaning of a sentence, it is essential to…

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Les classes grammaticales françaises (French Grammatical Classes) Posted by on Jun 6, 2011

Don’t be just good, or “average good”, in French grammar; why not become un superman de la grammaire française ! (Picture suggested by a fan of The French Blog) * * * For that, retour aux bases (back to the basics):   Starting with identifying les classes grammaticales (Grammatical classes), which are today’s subject: Le…

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