14. April 2013 · Write a comment · Categories: French, Grammar, MFL · Tags:

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Être is an important verb. Why? Because “être” is the verb for “to be” – if nothing else, you should at least learn a I, he and you in the present tense. So here’s all of the conjugations of être in the present tense. I’ve highlighted the “important” ones – but it’s best to learn them all!

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This one catches everybody out, partly for the reason they sound almost exactly the same when you say them, but are spelt differently and have specific meanings. The best thing to do here is to learn when to use which tout/s/e/es. Even if you only learn one or two, at least you’ve bettered your chance of guessing the right one!

Here’s a quick guide covering each of the tout/tous/toute/toutes.

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It’s important to use the imperfect tense to get above a grade C in your GCSE controlled assessments. If you don’t use it, or mess it up in a spectacular fashion, then you will fail! That is bad! Click through for a crash-course in talking about how your life used to be, before you struck gold! (Or not)…

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