Present Participle

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  1. What does it translate to?
    -ing verbs
  2. How do you form it?
    • nous version present and drop ons
    • add ant
    • parlons -> parlant
    • dormons -> dormant
    • craignons -> craignant
  3. What are the three irregular and how do you conjugate them?
    avoir, savoir, être

    • ayant
    • sachant
    • étant
  4. What does it agree with when it's used as an adjective?
    • agrees with noun it modifies
    • une fille souriante
    • une voix menaçante
  5. What is it's other use?
    • to express action happening at the same time as another
    • Je vois mon père faisant la cuisine.
  6. How do you express since?
    étant professeur, il veut enseigner
  7. How do you use en with it?
    • means by, while, upon, although
    • en étudiant (by studying)
    • en me promenant (while walking)
    • en arrivant (upong arriving)
    • tout en vous aimant (although I like you)
  8. Doing something is always en+present participle except after which two verbs?
    • after finir, commencer
    • they use par
    • Elle a commencé par faire l'appel
  9. When is à used in place of en?
    • after s'amuser
    • Les enfants s'amusent à jouer dans le parc.
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Present Participle
2012-01-19 22:50:05
present participle

-ing verbs in french
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