The Young Student's Companion, Or Elementary Lessons and Exercises in Translating from English Into French

Front Cover
Eldredge [& brother, etc., etc.,], 1868
 

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Selected pages

Common terms and phrases

Popular passages

Page 5 - The object of this little book is to present to the young student a condensed view of the elements of the French Language in a clear and simple manner, and, at the same time, to lessen the fatigue incurred by the teacher in giving repeated verbal explanations of the most important rules of Etymology.
Page 118 - Infinitive, as prier, lier, are written with double ii in the first and second persons plural of the imperfect of the indicative, and present of the subjunctive ; as nous priions, vous priiez ;• que nous liions, que vous liiez.
Page 118 - Infinitive, retain i after y in the first and second persons plural of the imperfect of the indicative, and the present of the subjunctive : as, nous payions, nous employions, vous appuyiez ; que nous payions, que vous payiez ; from payer, employer, appuyer.
Page 35 - ... four hundred five hundred six hundred seven hundred eight hundred...
Page 55 - These pronouns must agree in gender and number with the noun which they represent ; they are declined as follows : SlNGULAR.
Page 114 - That thou mightest be. Qu'il fût, That he might be. Que nous fussions, That we might be. Que vous fussiez, That you might be. Qu'ils fussent, That they might be.
Page 102 - In passive verbs, the past participle agrees in gender and number with the noun or pronoun to which it refers ; the feminine is formed by adding an e mute, and the plural by the addition of an s.
Page 27 - When the two substantives to which the adjective relates are of different genders, the adjective is to be put in the masculine plural.
Page 27 - II. When the adjective relates to two substantives singular of the same gender, it must be put in the plural, and agree with them in gender. EXAMPLE.
Page 102 - The past participle of reflexive verbs agrees in gender and number with the direct object of the verb, when the direct object precedes the verb.

Bibliographic information