"We are eating, they are drinking."

January 23, 2013


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

January 23, 2013

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

January 23, 2013

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

January 28, 2013

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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