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QUIZ - "To hear", "to anoint", "to overcome"... Do you know how to use these verbs correctly at all times? Le Figaro invites you to prove it.

“As brave as he is, the student (conquers or overcomes?) his fear.”

We may practice it every day, having learned by heart the pages of an old


, several years ago, the conjugation never stops playing tricks on us.

Between irregular verbs, similarities between the subjunctive, pluperfect and the conditional past second form, the same goes for the subtle nuance between the first and third person singular of the subjunctive, there are many ambushes.

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For certain verbs, it is necessary to put a circumflex accent, for others to add an “s”, or even to compose with the rarity of their use.

The verb "ouïr", for example, is written "j'ois" in the first person singular of the present indicative, but "j'ouïs" in the past simple, and not the reverse.

Another curiosity: the verb "to fry" is only conjugated in the first three people of the singular.

It is therefore possible to say:

"Me, donut, I fry in the cook's pan."

But it is not allowed to exclaim:

“We holidaymakers are lying on the beach, covered in suntan oil.”

Do you know how to overcome the problems posed by French conjugation?

Can you correctly conjugate "solutionner" in the imperfect subjunctive?

Do you agree the past participles of conjugated verbs correctly?

Le Figaro

invites you to test your knowledge in this area.

Source: lefigaro

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