L’infinitif

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L’infinitif


We use the infinitive:

•  To give advice, warnings or orders.
Découper le poulet. Carve the chicken.
Ne pas fumer ici. No smoking here.

•  After a conjugated verb.
Je voudrais boire un verre de vin. conjugaison I would like to drink a glass of wine.
Muriel doit écrire un courriel à M. Therrien. conjugaison Muriel needs to write an e-mail to Mr. Therrien.

•  After the preposition pour.
Tu es en France pour apprendre le français ? You’re in France to learn French?

Reminder: The French infinitive verb form is classed into 3 groups: verbs ending in -er, verbs ending in -ir, and a third group of verbs (comprendre, naître, etc.)

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