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Not a book, but an excellent resource for pronunciation guidelines is You can search for almost any word with pronunciations recorded and submitted by (supposedly*) native speakers. Some examples for a verb (jouer - all present tense forms + past participle, imperfect and future): joue joues jouons jouez jouent joué jouais jouerai As ...


You have to differenciate the 2 possible usages of "on": Indefinite On est souvent étonné du prix des choses. You don't know who "on" stands for. In this form you're supposed to do as it was a masculine singular. Replacing a personal pronoun (usually "nous") Je suis parti en vacances avec ma femme mais maintenant on est revenus. In this case, "on" is ...


On has value of third person singular in French conjugations, but here barrés is the past participle of the sentence and is always in agreement with the subject, which is "On" in this case, which is plural. So « Quand on s'est barrés de cette ville ... » is right.


Un verbe défectif est un verbe qui n'a pas toutes ses formes (personnes, modes, temps). Les voici (la liste n'est peut-être pas complète): falloir : 3ème personne du singulier - il faut. Forme impersonnelle. pleuvoir: 3ème personne du singulier et pluriel. Forme impersonnelle ou non: Il pleut des carottes. Les problèmes pleuvent. gésir: présent et ...

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