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

Pamela

Kwiziq community member

26 July 2017

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

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

Lanny

Kwiziq community member

28 July 2017

28/07/17

-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

Barbara

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22 August 2017

22/08/17

Thank you.

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