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Looking for lessons to distinguish plain verbs from verb with prepositions

dalemcmillen

I need more practice in learning the difference between plain verbs and the same verb that changes meanings when a preposition plus infinitive or only infinitive is added.

Some examples:

parvenir vs. parvenir à
compter vs. compter plus infinitive (i.e. compter aller) vs. compter sur  vs. compter pour
attendre vs. s'attendre à
profiter à vs. profiter de

Where are good lessons learn these better?

Thanks
Dale

 

Marie-Claire-Riviere

Bonjour Dale,

Je suis vraiment désolée mais nous n'avons pas ce genre de leçon. I'm very sorry but we don't have a specific lesson that lists or compares these verbs. They are generally just viewed as one of those annoying aspects of our languages that has to be memorized.

However, in saying that there are many resources online that provide clarity and further explanation. Here is an example that does just this:
https://www.lawlessfrench.com/grammar/idiomatic-pronominal-verbs/

If you have any more questions, don't hesitate to ask.

Au revoir,

   -   Marie-Claire

dalemcmillen

Merci bien pour le site web.  J'aime bien lawlessfrench, mais je ne savais pas qu'elle avait telle sujet.  J'ai hâte de apprendre ce qu'elle a.

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