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Homework Help: French for Mischa

Posted by SraJMcGin on Sunday, September 23, 2007 at 3:00pm.

PRESENT TENSE OF REGULAR -ER VERBS: INTERROGATIVE:

am I playing? do I play? I play?

INVERTED FORMS est-ce que FORMS

- - - - - - - - est-ce que je joue?
joues-tu? est-ce que tu joues?
joue-t-il? est-ce qu'il joue?
joue-t-elle? est-ce qu'elle joue?
joue-t-on? est-ce qu'on joue?

jouons-nous? est-ce que nous jouons?
jouez-vous? est-ce que vous jouez?
jouent-ils? est-ce qu'ils jouent?
jouent-elles? est-ce qu'elles jouent?

NOTE: 1. A question is formed by:
a. placing the subject pronoun after the verb and joining it to the verb with a hyphen, or
b. placing est-ce que (qu') before the statement.

2. With the pronoun "je," only the "est-ce que" form is used. (the sound of "joue-je" is UGLY/moche!)

3. With "il" and "elle" and "on," a "-t-" is placed between the verb and the pronoun in the inverted form.

OTHER COMMON -ER VERBS:

apporter = to bring
couper = to cut
coûter = to cost
demander = to ask (for)
écouter = to listen (to)
emprunter = to borrow
essayer = to try (on)
expliquer = to explain
frapper = to strike, knock, hit
gronder = to scold
laisser = to leave (things)
laver = to wash
oublier = to forget
passer = to pass, spend (time), go by for
prêter = to lend
quitter = to leave (places)
raconter = to relate, tell
regarder = to look (at)
rencontrer = to meet
traverser = to cross
voyager = to travel
voler = to fly, steal

Next one will be Negaive and Negative Interrogative.

Mme

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