A French Grammar: Or, Plain Instructions for the Learning of French. In a Series of Letters

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J. Doyle, 1832 - French language - 368 pages
 

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Page 174 - Je mouds, tu mouds, il moud, nous moulons, vous moulez, ils moulent. Je moulais ; je moulus ; je moudrai ; je moudrais ; que je moule ; que je moulusse, qu'il moulût.
Page 16 - I remember," says the latter, in his French Grammar, " the parts which were to me the most abstruse, and which it cost me the most time to be able to understand. These parts, therefore, I shall take particular pains to make plain and easy to you.
Page 181 - Présent. — je prends, tu prends, il prend, nous prenons, vous prenez, ils prennent.
Page 284 - When the nominatives are of different persons, the verb agrees with the first person in preference to the second, and with the second in preference to the third...
Page 29 - Yet these are all Verbs, and they do indeed express movements which we attribute to the mind, or the heart. But what shall we say in the cases of to sit, to sleep, to rot, and the like? Still these are all Verbs. 25. Verbs are, then, a sort of words, the use of which is to express the actions, the movements, and the state or manner of being, of all creatures and things, whether animate or inanimate.
Page 38 - The gender of nouns, in inanimate objects, is generally expressed by their termination ; thus, final e mute is the distinctive mark of the feminine gender, every other final letter is the sign of the masculine. This would be an excellent rule, were it universal ; but this is far from being the case...
Page 64 - French, the article must always agree in gender and number with the noun to which it relates.
Page 166 - Cueillir, part. prés.: cueillant, part. passé: cueilli, j'ai cueilli je cueille tu cueilles il cueille nous cueillons vous cueillez ils cueillent je cueillais tu cueillais il cueillait nous cueillions vous cueilliez ils cueillaient je cueillis tu cueillis il cueillit nous cueillîmes vous cueillîtes ils cueillirent je cueillerai tu cueilleras il . cueillera nous cueillerons vous cueillerez ils cueilleront Dormir, part.
Page 53 - There are three persons. The pronoun which represents, or stands in the place of the name of the person who speaks, is called the first person; that which stands in the place of the name of the person who is spoken to. is called the second person; that which stands in the place of the name of the person who is spoken of, is called the third person. For example;
Page 185 - ... je romps tu romps il rompt nous rompons vous rompez ils rompent je rompais tu rompais...

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