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Best way to learn/memorize verbs that are followed by "à"

Thomas C.B1Kwiziq community member

Best way to learn/memorize verbs that are followed by "à"

This doesn't come very naturally to me at all. How do I know which verbs should be followed by "à" and thus use lui in these affirmative commands?

Asked 9 months ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Thomas,

I always used to tell my students that the two little words à and de were very important words in the French language language and you have found out why. 

Prepositions are difficult to master so what I would advise is that you learn each verb with its preposition when applicable such as - 

demander à quelqu'un de faire quelque chose to ask someone to do something 

Ex -

Je lui demande de faire la vaisselle I ask him to do the dishes

téléphoner à quelqu'un = to call someone

appeler quelqu'un = to call someone 

Ex - 

Je lui téléphone tout de suite = I am calling him right away 

Je l'appelle tout de suite I am calling him right away

Other users' advice is very welcome but I hope this is useful.

Best way to learn/memorize verbs that are followed by "à"

This doesn't come very naturally to me at all. How do I know which verbs should be followed by "à" and thus use lui in these affirmative commands?

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