Use of etre

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Paul

Kwiziq community member

3 August 2017

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Use of etre

Please will someone enlighten as to when, where or how the verb 'etre' is used in the following sentences: C'est du sel de Guérande ? -Non, ce n'est pas du sel de Guérande.

This relates to:
Du, de la, de l', des all become de or d' in negative sentences (partitive articles) -

Gruff

Kwiziq language super star

3 August 2017

3/08/17

Hi Paul - I'm not sure if I've understood your question but 'est' (in C'est and Ce n'est pas) is être.

Paul

Kwiziq community member

3 August 2017

3/08/17

Many thanks Gruff. Of course you are correct. Still struggling with etre and avoir.

Gruff

Kwiziq language super star

3 August 2017

3/08/17

Pleasure. In that case, I'd suggest you add these two lessons to your notebook:
https://progress.lawlessfrench.com/revision/grammar/conjugate-etre-in-le-present-present-tense

https://progress.lawlessfrench.com/revision/grammar/conjugate-irregular-avoir-in-le-present-the-present-tense

There are add buttons on the lessons, and then you can go to your notebook (the bookmark icon in the top right) and practise them from there.

Just keep kwizzing until you feel you've mastered them.

Hope that helps.

Karen

Kwiziq community member

31 May 2018

31/05/18

Hi Paul,


C'est is the contraction of ce est. Est is third person singular form of être.

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