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• Variable Subjunctive

• Foreign Adjectives

• Avoir un cheveu sur la langue

• Avec - Preposition

• Dictées

• une balise - Mot du jour


French subjunctive

Obviousness, knowledge, certainty, and hope are considered real - at least to the speaker - and therefore do not call for the subjunctive. Using these verbs and expressions in the negative or interrogative, however, indicates doubt: thus the subjunctive is required.

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Foreign adjectives in French

French has borrowed or adapted a number of adjectives from other languages, and they are always invariable.

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Avoir un cheveu sur la langue

Learn how to use the French idiom avoir un cheveu sur la langue to describe a certain type of pronunciation.

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French preposition avec

The preposition avec is used similarly to its English equivalent "with," but with a few differences.

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French dicteés

Dictées are a classic way to practice French, even for native speakers. For them, dictées are a test of grammar (particularly agreement) and spelling - sort of like super-charged spelling bees. For French students, dictées are an excellent form of combined listening and writing practice.

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