Verbs with Prepositions

French verbs requiring a preposition

French verbs with prepositions
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Many French verbs require a specific preposition in front of a noun or infinitive. The choice of preposition depends on the verb before it, not whatever comes after, and there’s no shortcut or trick to learning these – you just have to memorize each list.

 On the other hand, some French verbs don’t require a preposition – even when one is needed in the English equivalent: Verbs without prepositions


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French verbs that require prepositions

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