French 2 6.1 Grammar

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  • 1. 

    Define: une fois

    • A.

      Once

    • B.

      One time

    • C.

      This time

    • D.

      Once upon a time

    Correct Answer
    B. One time
    Explanation
    The term "une fois" is a French phrase that translates to "one time" in English. It refers to a specific occurrence or event that happens only once. It is used to indicate the singular nature of an action or occurrence.

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  • 2. 

    Define: alors que

    • A.

      Also that

    • B.

      During

    • C.

      When/while

    • D.

      When/during

    Correct Answer
    C. When/while
    Explanation
    "Alors que" is a French expression that is used to indicate a contrast or opposition between two ideas or actions. It is commonly translated as "when" or "while" in English. This conjunction is used to introduce a subordinate clause that presents a different situation or action that is happening simultaneously or in contrast to the main clause. Therefore, the correct answer for this question is "when/while," as it accurately represents the meaning and usage of "alors que" in French.

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  • 3. 

    Define: tous les jours

    • A.

      Each day

    • B.

      All day

    • C.

      Always

    • D.

      Every day

    Correct Answer
    D. Every day
    Explanation
    Tous les jours is a French phrase that translates to "every day" in English. It is used to describe something that happens on a daily basis or is repeated each day. The other options, such as "each day," "all day," and "always," do not accurately capture the meaning of tous les jours. Therefore, the correct answer is "every day."

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  • 4. 

    Comment dit-on: fortunately

    • A.

      Heureusement

    • B.

      Malheureusement

    • C.

      Quelquefois

    • D.

      Toujours

    Correct Answer
    A. Heureusement
    Explanation
    "Heureusement" is the correct answer because it translates to "fortunately" in English. It is used to express a positive outcome or a sense of relief in a situation. The other options, "malheureusement" means "unfortunately," "quelquefois" means "sometimes," and "toujours" means "always," which do not match the meaning of "fortunately."

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  • 5. 

    Comment dit-on: sometimes

    • A.

      Tout le temps

    • B.

      Tous les jours

    • C.

      Quelquefois

    • D.

      Souvent

    Correct Answer
    C. Quelquefois
    Explanation
    "Quelquefois" is the correct answer because it translates to "sometimes" in English. It is a French adverb that is used to indicate occasional or infrequent occurrences. It is a suitable translation for the given English word and fits the context of the question.

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  • 6. 

    Comment dit-on: finally

    • A.

      En fin

    • B.

      Finale

    • C.

      En finalement

    • D.

      Finalement

    Correct Answer
    D. Finalement
    Explanation
    "Finalement" is the correct answer because it is the adverb that means "finally" in French. It is used to indicate that something is happening or being done at last, after a period of time or delay. "En fin" means "in the end" or "ultimately," while "finale" refers to the final part or event of something. "En finalement" is not a correct construction in French.

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  • 7. 

    Form the imparfait: Tu (regarder) _______

    Correct Answer
    regardais
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "regardais." In French, the imparfait is used to describe ongoing or habitual actions in the past. The verb "regarder" means "to watch" or "to look at," and when conjugated in the imparfait for the subject "tu," it becomes "regardais." This form indicates that the action of watching or looking at something was happening continuously or habitually in the past.

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  • 8. 

    Form the imparfait: Ils (aller) _______

    Correct Answer
    allaient
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "allaient". In French, the imparfait is used to describe ongoing or repeated actions in the past. To form the imparfait, you take the nous form of the verb, remove the -ons ending, and add the imparfait endings. In this case, the verb "aller" is conjugated as "ils allaient" in the imparfait tense, indicating that "they were going" or "they used to go" in the past.

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  • 9. 

    Form the imparfait: Vous (vouloir) ______

    Correct Answer
    vouliez
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "vouliez." In French, the imparfait is used to describe ongoing or repeated actions in the past. To form the imparfait, you typically take the nous form of the verb in the present tense and replace the ending with the appropriate imparfait ending. In this case, "vouloir" is the verb, and the nous form is "voulons." By replacing the "ons" ending with "iez," we get "vouliez," which is the correct imparfait form for the subject "vous."

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  • 10. 

    Form the imparfati: Elle (dormir) ______

    Correct Answer
    dormait
    Explanation
    The question asks to form the imparfait tense for the pronoun "elle" with the verb "dormir." The correct answer is "dormait," which is the conjugation of "dormir" in the imparfait tense for the pronoun "elle."

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  • 11. 

    Form the imparfait: je (faire) _______

    Correct Answer
    faisais
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "faisais". In French, the imparfait tense is used to describe ongoing or repeated actions in the past. To form the imparfait, you take the first person singular form of the verb (in this case, "faire" which means "to do" or "to make") and remove the -re ending. Then you add the appropriate imparfait ending, which is -ais for je. Therefore, "faisais" is the correct form of "faire" in the imparfait tense for the subject pronoun je.

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  • 12. 

    Form the imparfait: nous (choisir) ______

    Correct Answer
    choisissions
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "choisissions". In French, the verb "choisir" means "to choose". When forming the imparfait tense for the subject "nous" (we), we remove the -ir ending and add -issions. Therefore, "choisissions" is the correct form of the verb in the imparfait tense for the subject "nous".

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  • 13. 

    Imparfait ou passé composé? SOUDAIN

    • A.

      Passé composé

    • B.

      Imparfait

    Correct Answer
    A. Passé composé
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "passé composé". The passé composé is used to express an action that happened suddenly or unexpectedly in the past. In this case, the word "soudain" indicates a sudden event, so the passé composé is the appropriate tense to use. The imparfait, on the other hand, is used to describe ongoing or habitual actions in the past.

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  • 14. 

    Imparfait ou passé composé? Quand...

    • A.

      Imparfait

    • B.

      Passé composé

    Correct Answer
    A. Imparfait
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "imparfait". The question is asking whether to use the imparfait or passé composé tense in a specific situation, but the rest of the question is missing. Without further context, it is not possible to provide a specific explanation for why the imparfait tense is the correct answer in this case.

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  • 15. 

    Imparfait ou passé composé?  UN JOUR

    • A.

      Passé composé

    • B.

      Imparfait

    Correct Answer
    A. Passé composé
    Explanation
    The passé composé is used to describe completed actions or events in the past. In this case, the phrase "UN JOUR" suggests a specific point in time, indicating that the action being described happened at a particular moment in the past. Therefore, the passé composé is the appropriate tense to use in this context. The imparfait, on the other hand, is used to describe ongoing or habitual actions in the past, which is not suitable in this scenario.

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  • 16. 

    Imparfait ou passé composé? ...quand...

    • A.

      Imparfait

    • B.

      Passé composé

    Correct Answer
    B. Passé composé
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "passé composé". The question seems to be asking whether to use the "imparfait" or "passé composé" tense in a specific situation, but the context or specific situation is not provided. Therefore, without more information, it is not possible to provide a specific explanation for why "passé composé" is the correct answer.

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  • 17. 

    Choose the correct verb forms:Quand tu ______ petit, tu ________ jouer aux dames ou jouer aux billes?

    • A.

      As été, as préféré

    • B.

      était, préférait

    • C.

      étais, préférais

    • D.

      étais, as préféré

    Correct Answer
    C. étais, préférais
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "étais, préférais". In this question, we are talking about a past action or state, so we need to use the imperfect tense. "étais" is the imperfect form of the verb "être" (to be) and "préférais" is the imperfect form of the verb "préférer" (to prefer).

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  • 18. 

    Choose the correct verb forms:Heureusement, la police ______ (arriver) et nous ______ (pouvoir) expliquer la situation.

    • A.

      Est arrivée, avions

    • B.

      Arrivait, avions

    • C.

      Est arrivée, avons pu

    • D.

      Arrivait, avons pu

    Correct Answer
    C. Est arrivée, avons pu
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "est arrivée, avons pu." In this sentence, the verb "arriver" (to arrive) is conjugated in the passé composé form with the auxiliary verb "être" (to be) to agree with the subject "la police" (the police), which is feminine singular. The verb "pouvoir" (to be able to) is also conjugated in the passé composé form with the auxiliary verb "avoir" (to have) to agree with the subject "nous" (we).

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  • 19. 

    Choose the correct verb forms:Pendant que Marc ______ (jouer) a chat perché, Mélanie _____ (venir) lui parler.

    • A.

      A joué, venait

    • B.

      A joué, est venue

    • C.

      Jouait, est venu

    • D.

      Jouait, est venue

    Correct Answer
    D. Jouait, est venue
    Explanation
    During the time that Marc was playing "chat perché", Mélanie came to talk to him. The verb "jouait" (imparfait) is used to indicate an ongoing action in the past, while "est venue" (passé composé) is used to indicate a completed action in the past.

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