A Short French Grammar

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D.C. Heath & Company, 1894 - French language - 150 pages
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Page 22 - Ex. : first pers. veux, second veux, third veut, a to: a, t. Ex. : first pers. sais, second sais, third sait. But if the s is preceded by c, d, or t, no t is added in the third person: vaincs, vaincs, vainc; vends, vends, vend; mets, mets, met. (2) The one form of the imperative singular is exactly like the first person singular of the present indicative. Ex.: I speak, I choose, I break — je parle, je choisis, je romps; speak, choose, break = parle, choisis, romps. If the pronoun or adverb 'en'...
Page 139 - Possession is denoted by the preposition de, of. El libro de Juan John's book Spanish nouns have one form for the singular and one for the plural; they have no ending that corresponds to the English 's. b.
Page 95 - These pronouns are masculine or feminine, singular or plural, according to the gender and number of the nouns they represent. Ex. : where are your brothers ? here is mine = où sont vos frères?
Page 98 - Feminine: laquelle lesquelles The first part of the word is always the definite article, 'le,' 'la,' 'les.' When 'lequel,' 'lesquels,' or 'lesquelles
Page 143 - Many nouns may be either masculine or feminine, according to the sex of the object. These are said to be of Common Gender: as, exsul, exile; bos, ox or cow; parens, parent.
Page 51 - When the subject is an interrogative pronoun or a noun modified by an interrogative adjective, the construction is generally the same in French and in English. Ex.: who speaks = qui parle?
Page 113 - le ' or ' les ' is preceded by ' de,' of or from, or 'a,' to or at, the preposition and the article are contracted into one word. The other forms of the article remain unchanged. SINGULAR. PLURAL.
Page 23 - Regular verbs are divided into three conjugations, according to the ending of the present active infinitive: verbs in -er belong to the first, those in -ir to the second, and those in -re to the third conjugation.
Page 19 - ... partirent. When there are two or more subjects, one of which is of the first person, the verb is in the first person plural : my sister and I are here — ma sœur et moi, nous sommes ici. If there are two or more subjects, all belonging to the second and third persons, the verb is in the second person plural : you and they understand me = vous et eux, vous me comprenez. 99. French 'vous...
Page 112 - Final z is changed to c before -es: cruz, f. cross; cruces, crosses; voz, f. voice; voces, voices. 30. Definite Article. — In Spanish the definite article changes its form according to the gender and number of the noun it modifies. SINGULAR PLURAL Masculine...

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