French Gerunds


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What are the meanings of the preposition en when placed before a gerund?

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1. For which French verbs can you simply remove the root and add ant to make the gerund?

2. How would you say 'I sing while showering' in French? The verb for 'to shower' is se doucher.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Quiz your knowledge of French gerunds with these study tools. Topics covered by the multiple-choice questions include using the preposition en in front of a gerund and French verbs that can be turned into gerunds by removing the root and adding ant.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The questions will also ask you about the following:

  • Translating the gerund 'showering' into French
  • Changing parler into the gerund form
  • How to say 'arriving' in French in the gerund form

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding how to translate the gerunds 'showering' and 'arriving' into French and interpret it correctly
  • Making connections - use your understanding of the preposition en and how it's connected to French gerunds
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding examples of French verbs where the root can be removed and the ending of ant added to the gerund

Additional Learning

More information on this aspect of French grammar can be found in the accompanying lesson named French Gerunds. These key topics will be discussed in greater detail:

  • When gerunds are typically used in French
  • Composition of gerunds
  • Gerunds from infinitive and reflexive verbs