The compound tenses of french verbs are formed by using the correct form of the verb avoir or etre + the past participle of the desired verb. Avoir or Etre would be conjugated into whatever tense and gender one needs + the past participle of the desired verb.© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 25, 2018, 8:07 am ad1c9bdddf
The Passe compose tense is formed by using the appropriate verb (avoir or etre) in the present indicative tense + the past participle of the verb you have in mind.
EX: Je me suis allee au supermarche.
The plus-que-parfait tense is formed by using avoir or etre in the imparfait indicative tense + the past participle of the verb you want to use. EX: Je mangeais le petit-dejeuner avant j'avais ete a l'universite.
The passe anterieur tense is formed by using avoir or etre in the passe simple tense + the past ...
This solution will discuss the formation of the 7 compound verb tenses in french and provide example sentences. The example sentences are very useful to the student because they demonstrate the correct usage of the verb tense as well as an example of how the verb is conjugated into European French.
Style and Formation of Phrasal Verbs in English
The formation and proper use of phrasal verbs in English by no means a simple matter. As the name indicates, a phrasal verb is a phrase, a combination of a root verb and a particle. When we combine a verb of motion with a particle such as "up, we derive the verb "to go up," although the particle "up" often appears in phrasal verbs, it does not indicate motion. Usually, such particles limit the meaning of the root verb. "To clean up" is more limited than "to clean."
Because in English Latin-based verbs are perceived as more formal than Anglo-Saxon verbs, a stylistic distinction comes into play. Thus, "to put off" is an informal verb, whereas the verb with the same meaning, "to postpone," would normally be used in a professional situation.
Thus, understanding the stylistic implications of phrasal verbs is essential to success in education and in the professions.View Full Posting Details