2Before we go any further…. What is an infinitive?Definition: It is the most basic form of a verb.In French, infinitives end in -er, -ir, or -re.Infinitives in English look like this: "to + verb" eg. to run / to eat / to listenThe infinitive by itself does NOT have a tense.It is a bit like an “idea”.It can be helpful to think of the infinitive as a sort of “title” for a verb.
3ETRE – to be ETRE is an infinitive. It is a bit like a title for the verb.To actually use the verb in a sentence, we need to know the present tense forms.We have already seen the subject pronouns.JE TU IL ELLE ONNOUS VOUS ILS ELLESEach subject pronoun needs its own particular form of the verb.
4Bonne Nouvelle!There are nine subject pronouns but there are only SIX forms of the verb, so some double or even triple up!HOURRA!Let’s take a look – Si on regarde…..
5( je suis I am tu es you are*singular / informal il est he is / it is *can refer to a person or a thingelle est she is / it is *can refer to a person or a thingon est one is / we arenous sommes we arevous êtes you are *plural / formalils sont they are *can refer to people or thingselles sont they are *can refer to people or thingsbb((
6Salut Marie-France. JE SUIS! Of course, you can not get very far in a conversation with only the verb ÊTRE.Salut Marie-France. JE SUIS!Hein?
7to finish off the sentence. We need someadjectivesto finish off the sentence.