Forme non conjuguée d'un verbe.

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“Falloir” vs. “devoir”: is there a difference in meaning?

One is used impersonally (il faut faire qqch) whereas the other allows a personal pronoun (quelqu'un doit faire quelque chose). However, il faut que je le fasse means I have to do it and je dois le ...
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When would one use “à” before a verb?

When learning French, I was taught that an infinitive form, e.g. jouer, meant “to play” (or whatever). That is, the English translation of the verb was preceded by to. The word à also means “to.” But ...
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When to use “pour” and the infinitive or just the infinitive?

I definitely learned this, but I forgot. When you say something like "He is going to do the laundry" you would say "Il va faire", but what if you said something like: Est-ce qu'elle a utilisé la ...
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Infinitive or present participle in a sentence's object

One of my French workbooks has these two sentences in separate sections: J'ai vu les moutons traverser la route. La police l'a aperçu entrant dans un laboratoire médical. It seems to me ...
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When to use “de” before a verb in infinitive form?

Which of this is correct? Est-ce que tu aimes aller au théâtre? Est-ce que tu aimes d'aller au théâtre?