How to present verbs/ Sentence Structure

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How to present verbs/ Sentence Structure

Hello,

I'm having trouble with my sentence structures. Specifically, after the first verb in a sentence, when i present the second verb I dont know when to use "a", "de" or "pour". I would love some clarification on this!

Some examples for clarification:

- J'ai beacoup a faire

- Je veux parler francais (none of those intermediate words mentioned)

- On disait que des trucs sympas sur lui

- J'essaie juste d'oublier

- Je suis venue pour gagner

- C'est important d'etre gentil


Sorry for these examples, these are phrases I pulled from a magazine!


Asked 4 years ago
ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

I guess your difficulty lies with the use of prepositions. There really isn't a simple explanation that covers it all. Certainly none that I know of which would be suitable as short post on this forum. The only advice I can give you is to read a lot and pay attention to the points you feel unsure about. Don't overthink it, just try to assimilate it. And sooner or later it will become second nature to you.

We''ve all been there.

How to present verbs/ Sentence Structure

Hello,

I'm having trouble with my sentence structures. Specifically, after the first verb in a sentence, when i present the second verb I dont know when to use "a", "de" or "pour". I would love some clarification on this!

Some examples for clarification:

- J'ai beacoup a faire

- Je veux parler francais (none of those intermediate words mentioned)

- On disait que des trucs sympas sur lui

- J'essaie juste d'oublier

- Je suis venue pour gagner

- C'est important d'etre gentil


Sorry for these examples, these are phrases I pulled from a magazine!


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