Other pages in this set

Page 2

Preview of page 2

Here's a taster:

The preposition depuis means `since' or `for':
J'ai mal à la tête depuis lundi.
I've had a headache since Monday.
Il a mal à la gorge depuis trois jours.
He's had a sore throat for three days.
In English, we use the perfect tense: `I have had a headache since Monday'.
In French, you must use the present tense: `I have a headache (and it's been going on)
since Monday'.
Notice how to use depuis in questions.…read more

Page 3

Preview of page 3

Here's a taster:

Using the negative
To make a sentence negative i.e. not, put ne/n' and pas around the verb:
Je ne comprends pas l'exercice.
I don't understand the exercise.
In the perfect tense, the ne/n' and pas go round the auxiliary verb:
Je ne suis pas allé
I did not go.
Use ne...plus to mean no more or no longer.
Il n'y avait plus de poisson.
There was no more fish.
Negative Expressions:
Ne...jamais ­ never, not ever
Je ne suis jamais allé à Paris.…read more

Page 4

Preview of page 4

Here's a taster:

Y usually means `there' and is used instead of repeating the name of a place.
Quand vas-tu au marché ?
When are you going to the market?
J'y vais dimanche.
I'm going there on Sunday.
It is also used to replace à or dans + a noun or phrase which does not refer to a person.
Est-ce que tu penses quelquefois à l'accient?
Do you sometimes think about the accident?
Oui, j'y pense souvent.
Yes, I often think about it.…read more


No comments have yet been made

Similar French resources:

See all French resources »See all resources »