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French Grammar

The rules of grammar can be a drag, and they seem difficult to learn. For these reasons, many people give up on learning a foreign language. When you change the way that you look at grammar though, you will find that it is not quite as hard to learn. By breaking the French grammar into smaller, easier to digest segments, you will find that it is much simpler to learn, understand, and retain the rules of grammar. Grammar is important because it keeps language from falling apart and disintegrating. If you do not understand grammar and French pronunciation, you will have a difficult time really getting the language.

Know the Basics First

While grammar can be troublesome for many, one of the good things about grammar in French is that it follows some of the same rules as English does. For example, it follows the subject-verb-object convention just as you will find in English. This means that the phrase “I write stories” is going to follow the same SVO pattern with “I” being the subject, “write” being the verb, and “stories” being the object. The only difference would be replacing the English words with French, naturally! Because of these similarities in French grammar, it does make it a bit easier to contend with for those learning.


The language has different verb groups. The first group has all of the verbs with infinitives that end in “er”. The second group has verbs with infinitives that end in “ir” and present participles that end in “issant”. The third group encompasses all of the other verbs. The verb can change forms based on certain things, such as who completes the action. There are six persons in the French language including the three singular “I”, “you”, and “he/she”, as well as three plural including “we”, “you”, and “they”. The mood can also influence the grammar heavily, and the moods in the language have counterparts to English, so you should be able to learn them without trouble. These moods include indicative, imperative, subjunctive, and conditional.

These are just some of the most basic things regarding French grammar, and you will learn many others as you learn the language. When you take your time and learn your grammar slowly, along with all of the other parts of the language, you will find that truly understanding the language is going to be much easier for you