Questions tagged [participe-présent]

Mode grammatical d'un verbe prenant les caractéristiques d'un adverbe invariable ou d'un adjectif.

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Conjugating multiple verbs in a sentence

I wanted to know how one would conjugate multiple verbs in a single sentence. For example: Michael sat at the table, thinking about what he did. There was a man at the table, eating quietly. I heard ...
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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 that the ...
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Present participle or gerund for describing means

J'ai mangé le steak (utilisant / en utilisant) un couteau. Should we use the present participle (utilisant) or the gerund (en utilisant) in this case, or do both work? I think both should work, since ...
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Is “en” a pronoun or preposition in “n’en pouvant plus”?

The question is on en as occurring as highlighted in this excerpt from Voltaire's Candide. Candide, tout stupéfait, ne démêlait pas encore trop bien comment il était un héros. Il s’avisa un beau ...
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Changement d'orthographe des participes présents et adjectifs

Page 49 dans Advanced French Grammar, V. Mazet soutient ceci : A few present participles undergo a spelling change when they are used as adjectives or nouns. These include: —ant to —ent, —quant to —...
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Vous en souhaitant

J'ai reçu un email comportant : Je vous prie de bien vouloir trouver en pièce jointe : le Procès verbal du Conseil de l'UFR (...) du 12 février 2018. Vous en souhaitant bonne réception. Je ...