French Verbs And Preposition A

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Verbs and Preposition ÀSomeverbs work differently in French than they do in English. They work directly (require a preposition to complete it) in one language andindirectly (must not have a preposition to complete it) in the other language. This is particularly important when you deal with object pronouns: should you sayle/la/l’/les or lui/leur? Elle demande à Jean. She’s asking Jean. Elle lui demande. On écoute les chansons. We’re listening to the songs. On les écoute. Make sure you download the PDF for this topic on www. Frenchetc. OrgBonne chance, Anne


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  • 1. 

    TO WAIT FOR is Hint: je l'attends and not je lui attends

    • A.

      Attendre

    • B.

      Attendre pour

    Correct Answer
    A. Attendre
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "attendre". In French, the verb "attendre" means "to wait". It is used to express the action of waiting for someone or something. In this case, the hint indicates that the correct form is "je l'attends" which translates to "I am waiting for him/her/it". The alternative option "attendre pour" is not correct in this context.

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  • 2. 

    TO LOOK FOR isHint: je la cherche and not je lui cherche

    • A.

      Chercher

    • B.

      Chercher pour

    Correct Answer
    A. Chercher
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "chercher" because it means "to look for" in French.

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  • 3. 

    TO ASK SOMEONE isHint: je lui demande and not je la demande

    • A.

      Demander quelqu'un

    • B.

      Demander à quelqu'un

    Correct Answer
    B. Demander à quelqu'un
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "demander à quelqu'un". In French, when asking someone, we use the preposition "à" followed by the person we are asking. Therefore, the correct phrase is "demander à quelqu'un" which translates to "to ask someone". The use of "lui" in "je lui demande" would be incorrect in this context.

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  • 4. 

    TO TELL SOMEONE is Hint: je lui dis and not je la dis

    • A.

      Dire quelqu'un

    • B.

      Dire à quelqu'un

    Correct Answer
    B. Dire à quelqu'un
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "dire à quelqu'un" because when we want to say "to tell someone" in French, we use the preposition "à" followed by the pronoun "quelqu'un" to indicate the person we are telling something to. This construction is used instead of "dire quelqu'un" which would mean "to tell someone" without indicating who we are telling.

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  • 5. 

    TO LISTEN TO isHint: je l'écoute and not je lui écoute

    • A.

      écouter

    • B.

      écouter à

    Correct Answer
    A. écouter
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "écouter" because it is the appropriate verb to use when referring to listening to something or someone. The other option, "écouter à," is not a correct construction in French. Therefore, the correct form to express the action of listening is "écouter."

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  • 6. 

    TO PAY FOR (TO MAKE A PURCHASE) isHint: je la paie and not je lui paie

    • A.

      Payer

    • B.

      Payer à

    Correct Answer
    A. Payer
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "payer" because it is the correct verb to use when making a purchase or paying for something. The hint provided, "je la paie and not je lui paie," suggests that "payer" should be used instead of "lui payer" in this context.

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  • 7. 

    TO LOOK AT isHint: je la regarde and not je lui regarde

    • A.

      Regarder

    • B.

      Regarder à

    Correct Answer
    A. Regarder
  • 8. 

    TO ANSWER SOMEONE isHint: je lui réponds and not je la réponds

    • A.

      Répondre

    • B.

      Répondre à

    Correct Answer
    B. Répondre à
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "répondre à" because when answering someone, we use the preposition "à" to indicate that the answer is directed towards a specific person. In this case, "je lui réponds" is the correct form, where "lui" is used to refer to the person being answered. Using "je la réponds" would be incorrect because it would imply that the answer is directed towards a feminine object instead of a person.

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  • 9. 

    TO RESEMBLE isHint: je lui ressemble and not je la ressemble

    • A.

      Ressembler

    • B.

      Ressembler à

    Correct Answer
    B. Ressembler à
    Explanation
    The verb "ressembler" in French is followed by the preposition "à" when it is used to mean "to resemble someone or something." This is why the correct answer is "ressembler à." It is important to note that when the verb is used with a pronoun, such as "je lui ressemble," the pronoun "lui" is used instead of "la" because "ressembler" is an indirect verb and requires an indirect object pronoun.

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  • 10. 

    TO CALL SOMEONE isHint: je lui téléphone and not je la téléphone

    • A.

      Téléphoner

    • B.

      Téléphoner à

    Correct Answer
    B. Téléphoner à
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "téléphoner à". This is because in French, when you want to say "to call someone", you use the verb "téléphoner" followed by the preposition "à". So, the correct phrase is "téléphoner à quelqu'un" which translates to "to call someone".

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