How Do Adjectives Work in French?

Lots of adjectives written in different colors.

Many people have asked me the following question: “How do adjectives work in French?” They’re a little bit different from adjectives in English. Since adjectives are one of the parts of speech, it’s essential to understand and master them. Where do French adjectives go in a sentence? Are there any exceptions? What should I keep … Read more

The French Future Tenses

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In our most recent post, we talked about the differences between past tenses, namely, le passé composé vs l’imparfait. Today, we will talk about expressing the future. Fortunately, the French future tenses are not as complicated as their cousins. Talking about the future is much simpler. We use two structures: le futur simple (simple future) and le … Read more

Le Passé Composé vs L’Imparfait

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When talking about the past in French, we normally use one of two grammatical structures: le passé composé and l’imparfait. French learners tend to confuse them in the beginning. Both tenses are used to talk about the past after all. When do you use each? That’s why today we will talk about le passé composé … Read more