Simple and compound conjugations for the regular -er French verb châtier.
Simple and compound conjugations for the regular -ir French verb chérir.
The second form of the conditional perfect is the literary equivalent of the conditional perfect.
Décéder is a stem-changing French verb that requires être in the compound tenses.
In many words the letter e is potentially silent, a characteristic which has three French names: e caduc, e instable, and e muet. Though e muet is the most common term, e instable is the most accurate.
French has three negative constructions that are reserved for formal (usually written) French like literature and historical accounts.
Simple and compound conjugations for the spelling change French verb gager.
The normal word order in French and English is subject + verb, as in vous êtes - you are. Both languages also have what is known as inversion, where the verb and subject pronoun switch places, resulting in êtes-vous - are you. In English, inversion is used only to ask questions, but in French it has several different purposes.
Inversion with the first person singular je is a little trickier than with other subject pronouns. It's also very formal and therefore rare, so one of those grammar concepts you need to recognize but not necessarily use.
Inversion is not limited to pronouns - it can also be done with nouns and proper names, though this is a bit more complicated.