Not understanding the title of this lesson

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Not understanding the title of this lesson

Hello,

I don't really understand the title of this lesson. What does the (not -ant) mean at the end?


Thank you very much.


Asked 3 weeks ago
JimC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

Hi Ming,

I think the lesson is pointing out that in French the infinitive version of the verb is to be used rather than the present participle. The present participle in French has an ending     ....ant.

Example  Aller (infinitive)   ---  allANT (present participle)

The present participle in French corresponds to the present participle in Engish which has an ending  ....ing.

Example  To go (infinitive)  --- goING (present participle)

Hope this helps.

Jim

MarkC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Agree.. in English you have that alternative of the infinitive or the present participle.. in French you can only use the infinitive

Dieting is useful.  /  To diet is useful... can only be faire un régime est utile

Not understanding the title of this lesson

Hello,

I don't really understand the title of this lesson. What does the (not -ant) mean at the end?


Thank you very much.


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