Simple and compound conjugations for the irregular French verb étreindre.
Simple and compound conjugations for the irregular French verb feindre.
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.
Simple and compound conjugations for the regular -er French verb illustrer.
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.
Simple and compound conjugations for the regular -er French verb irriter.
French has five past tenses/moods that are restricted to formal, written French. They were once common in spoken French, offering nuances that no longer exist today.
Simple and compound conjugations for the regular -er French verb muer.
Don't worry, it's not a swear word. In French, explétif is a grammatical term that serves only to draw attention to what precedes it.