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• Dogged Expressions

• Stressed Pronouns

• Connectives

• Les Misérables

• Essential Tools

Idiomatic expressions can add color to your French - or in this case, a cute animal. Click the links for detailed lessons including sound files and usage examples.

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French stressed pronouns

As indicated by the name, stressed/disjunctive/emphatic pronouns are used for emphasis. Stressed pronouns exist in English, but they are not always used in the same ways or for the same reasons as French stressed pronouns.

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French connectives

Connectives are links: they combine words, phrases, or sentences. Connectives do not constitute a single part of speech, but rather a category of terms including all conjunctions and prepositions as well as certain types of adverbs and pronouns used in this way.

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Read the first chapter of Victor Hugo's classic French novel Les Misérables, in French and English.

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Essential French tools

Learning and practicing French is easier, more effective, and more fun with the right tools. Here are some of my favorites.

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