Questions tagged [infinitif]

Forme non conjuguée d'un verbe.

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I need help with “Je te remercie pour m'aider.”

Je te remercie pour m'aider. = I thank you for helping me. I don't understand why aider is in the infinitive. Shouldn't it be Je te remercie pour m'aide. ? Thanks.
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Why must one say “C'est d'écouter” instead of “C'est écouter”?

While speaking to a French person, I said La chose la plus difficile pour moi avec le français, c'est écouter But he corrected me to say C'est D' écouter Why is this? And why is it necessary ...
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Is it possible to chain infinitives and conjugated verbs?

Nous voudrions croire que nous recevrons notre pain quotidien. Nous voudrions croire que notre voiture fera tourner fort plusieurs années encore. My understanding is that you have your ...
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use of infinitive in a sentence where the subject is unchanged

Since he made an effort to speak to me, I thought I should at least know his name. 'Puisqu'il a fait un effort de me parler, je croyais au moins devoir savoir son nom' I am wondering if: a) I have ...
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Verbs of seeing, hearing, feeling and infinitive constructions

Ils voyait paraître un vieux paysan. Ils regardait les soldats faire l'exercice. Why in the first case the infinitive follows the governing verb why in the second one the infinitive is postponed?...
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Différence entre “sembler” et “sembler être”

Y a-t-il des différences entre sembler et sembler être quand on les utilise avec un adjectif ? Ce film semble intéressant. Ce film semble être intéressant. Devrait-on utiliser l'un plutôt ...
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How to say in French “I/He/She told him/her/me that…”?

How do I translate these 2 sentences to French? I told her, that I still needed the form. She told me that I needed a new form with today's date. My attempt Je lui ai dit d'avoir encore besoin de ...
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How to phrase “proposer de [infinitive] à [someone]” for two distinct subjects?

I recently learned that to say "I suggested to my friend that we go to the movies" , you don't use the same sentence construction as "I want that we speak French" (ie, que + subject and verb, ...
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When giving commands, when should I use the imperative and the infinitive? [duplicate]

I'm attempting to localise a game into French. Using other games as a guide for my less than perfect French grammar, I notice that sometimes a phrase that would use the imperative in English uses the ...