Fill-in-the-gap Grammar Questions??

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I have a french exam in a few days, and really struggle with grammar questions, where we have to change verbs/adjectives to fit the statements. Anyone got any clues as to what to look for?

Posted Tue 31st May, 2011 @ 18:10 by I P B

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I really struggled with this too last year as well so don't worry.... first thing my teacher told me to remember is that at the end of the day its only worth 10 marks so its not the end of the world if you're not the best at it.

BUT the best things to look for are:

- who the verb is referring to (eg: je/tu/il/nous/vous/ils)  - which will tell you what the end will be

- if there are any definite articles as clues (le/la/les) because they can indicate if it needs a feminine/plural agreement.

Also remember that it could actually fit in the infinitive (ie. not changed)

I'd just advise learning the conjucations of some of the irregular verbs (venir/prendre/etre/avoir etc: they're in the back of the AQA text book in the grid?) Also maybe worth while looking at the subjunctive for these ones as they like to put that in. Otherwise just revise adjective and noun agreements and you'll be fine.

Good luck

Answered Wed 1st June, 2011 @ 15:58 by Rebecca Moorhouse
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lool dyou know what i do? i see if the word before the gap has an apostrophe which means the word in the gap must have a vowel first , it narrows it down ;)

Answered Wed 1st June, 2011 @ 16:22 by Lamise Hassan
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:D  great thanks

Answered Thu 2nd June, 2011 @ 12:36 by I P B