What does the ( not -ant) in the title mean, or refer to?


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26 July 2017

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What does the ( not -ant) in the title mean, or refer to?

This question relates to:
French lesson "Translating the -ing form of verbs with L'Infinitif (not -ant)"


Kwiziq community member

28 July 2017


-ant is seen in the present participle. You can use it to form things that look like -ing but they aren't serving as infinitives. Je fais l'exercice en nageant. == I exercise by swimming. When you work with the infitive you just use the -er, -ir, -re form of the verb and not the present participle. Here's some more information - https://www.laits.utexas.edu/tex/gr/vpp1.html


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22 August 2017


Thank you.

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