French is not so very far from English. Both languages have the same historical origins and this is a great help for learners, especially when it comes to acquiring vocabulary.
But there are important differences in the structures of the two languages. And if you understand those from the beginning, you’ll build your knowledge on a firm foundation.
Let’s start with the simple sentence :
Une dame et un garçon regardent tranquillement le paysage.
The basic elements are the same in French as in English :
Subject | Verb | Adverb | | Object
Une dame et un garçon | regardent | tranquillement | le paysage
A lady and a boy | look | peacefully | at | the countryside
Now let’s look at the differences.
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