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45 Days of French – Day 39

Hour 19 of Alpha Teach Yourself French in 24 Hours (ATYF) is quite interesting. It is all about infinitives, right up to the point where it devolves into shopping vocabulary. Before getting into the uses of the infinitive, both the … Continue reading

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45 Days of French – Day 34

Ah, Lesson 18 of Essential French (EF)… Not too long and this book will be over. There is only one lesson of new material after this, since the last chapter is a review lesson. Leçon 18 covers a number of … Continue reading

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45 Days of French – Day 22

Hour 10 of Alpha Teach Yourself French in 24 Hours (ATYF) reviews treatment of the passé composé seen yesterday, before moving on to the imperfect. Though the lesson goes in depth, there is actually only a limited amount of new … Continue reading

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Greek Present (Mood Goes Here) Middle/Passive

This post will cover the present tense in the middle and passive voice, across the indicative, infinitive, subjunctive, optative and imperative moods. The passive and middle present share the same forms, so must be distinguished by context alone. As in … Continue reading

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Greek Present (Mood Goes Here) Active

Ah, verbs. This post will cover the present tense in the active voice, across the indicative, infinitive, subjunctive, optative and imperative moods. Two different aspects are possible when speaking of the present tense. These would be the progressive aspect (“I … Continue reading

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