Present Participles – How – Today’s French

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Present Participles – How – Today’s French

Present Participle Formation in French

Listen to my explanation and examples on the present participle in French. Do the quiz. I’m a French native speaker and long time teacher.

Present Participle Formation

The present participle is formed as follows:

  • take the nous form of the present tense of the given verb
  • drop the nous and the –ons
  • add –ant instead

Example – Exemple

C’est en parlant français que j’ai eu le poste.

Je l’ai rencontré en allant à la pâtisserie.

On a appris le français en lisant les fiches d’Anne.

Étant à Paris, j’ai visité le Louvre.

Ayant un billet supplémentaire, j’ai invité la voisine au cinoche.

Je l’ai gardée en ne sachant pas si elle t’intéresserait.

Mini Quiz - Present Participles - How

Choisissez le bon infinitif selon la traduction. Pick the right infinitive form according to the translation.
    while/by/upon reading
    while/by/upon talking or while/by/upon speaking
    while/by/upon eating
    while/by/upon having

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