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French Grammar - Rule of THUMB and Pronouns

French Grammar - Rule of THUMB and Pronouns

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French Grammar, French Phrases made easy through French Video. ----------------- For your FREE eBook on the powerful TOP French resources I used to go from speaking zero French to being SUPER fluent in no time, please visit - http://www.charliesfrenchfactory.com/welcome.html
French Grammar, French Phrases made easy through French Video. ----------------- For your FREE eBook on the powerful TOP French resources I used to go from speaking zero French to being SUPER fluent in no time, please visit - http://www.charliesfrenchfactory.com/welcome.html

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French Grammar
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Rule of THUMB and Pronouns
Most people, when they first dabble in learning a language like French, tend to pick uprelatively easy things like the numbers or the alphabet as well as a few key expressions
like “I love you” or “Good morning!”
 This is a valid approach and tends to make the learner immediately feel like they are partof the new language community. If they happen to know people who speak this targetlanguage, they are more or less guaranteed to earn a few smiles and exclamations of approval! When you decide to get serious and really get into the process of learning the language,this is when you tend to look at grammar. Because quite simply, grammar is what allows you to create material in any language. You are no longer just reciting nifty things you
learned from a website or a traveler’s guide. You are now able to produce something
of  your own
. In essence,
that’s the key role that grammar plays and is the reason why itneeds to be an essential part of any person’s language learning plan.
 
So let’s get on our way with this and examine the most basic bit of  
the
subject pronouns. These are basically just words that establish who’s doing what.
 
I
 
 je
 ; You
 
tu
, He
 
il 
, She
 
elle
, We
 
nous,
They 
 
ils
 
If you were just starting, you’d probably feel relieved. Whew, this looks jus
t like English.
It’s a one
-to-one match.The word
 You
= the word
tu
and so on, etc.
But this is exactly one of the core underlying problems I’d like to talk about here. Because, you see, one of the first realities you need to come to terms with if you’re g
oing to learn a
language is that things don’t quite work the same way in all languages. You’re no longer in
sunny California. Things down the rabbit hole tend to get a bit tricky and weird.For instance if we were to flesh things out a bit and present a more complete chart of the
pronouns above, we’d have.
 
I
 
 je
; You
 
tu/vous
, He/It-
il 
, She/It
 
elle
, We
 
nous/on,
They/It
 
ils/elles??? 
  And now, people start feeling a bit uncomfortable. What? How can the word
 You
be twodifferent things? How can an
It
also mean
He
and a
She?
Two words for
 We
? And Ithought
It
 was already 
il 
and
elle
. Now it’s also the plural
ils
and
elles
? Is Frenchgrammar confusing you yet?

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