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Here are two examples - • Verbs ending in-cer change-c...

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Here are two examples:  Pendant mon enfance, je lisais beaucoup.  (During my childhood I read [used to read, would  read] a lot.)  Je regardais la télé quand le téléphone a sonné.  (I was watching TV when the phone rang.)  Verbs such as  étudier  (to study),  rire  (to laugh),  sourire  (to smile), and  vérifier  (to check) already end  in  -ions  in the present. In the imperfect, an extra  i  is necessary in the  nous  and  vous  forms:  Nous étudiions pendant des heures.  (We were studying for hours.)  Vous riiez trop.  (You were laughing too much.)  The following verbs have spelling changes in the imperfect: 
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Unformatted text preview: • Verbs ending in -cer change -c to -ç before -a to maintain the soft c sound in the je, tu, il, and ils forms: • La voiture avançait lentement. (The car was advancing slowly.) • Commenciez-vous à vous inquiéter? (Were you beginning to get worried?) • Verbs ending in -ger insert a silent -e between -g and -a to maintain the soft g sound in the je, tu, il, and ils forms: • Il mangeait si vite. (He was eating so quickly.) • Nous mangions toujours dans ce restaurant. (We always ate at that restaurant.)...
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This note was uploaded on 11/09/2011 for the course FR 101 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at Texas State.

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