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"We are eating, they are drinking."

January 23, 2013

4 Comments


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why is "sont" not used in place of "are" here?

January 23, 2013

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it is redundant becuase the words "mangeons" and "boivent" imply the action of "are" ?

January 23, 2013

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"mangeons" and "boivent" are present verbs. Actually, We would not need "are", it is understood it is present

January 28, 2013

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In french, the verbs in present form correspond also to gerund. Therefore "Je mange" is "I eat" and also "I am eating"

February 23, 2013
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