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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kareemfullerton

"He teaches us the words."

February 5, 2013

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kareemfullerton

Isn't "nous" plural, thus giving apprend an "s". I've made this mistake on other exercises so an explanation is appreciated.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/patlaf

No, the conjugation of "apprendre" needs to match that of the subject (il in this sentence).

J'apprends, Tu apprends, Il/Elle apprend,

nous apprenons, vous apprenez ils/elles apprennent

The "s" that you see at the ends of verbs doesn't have much to do with how plural a word is, it is just the conjugation (adjectives are a different story).


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sitesurf

By the way, that is not good French: "Apprendre" is "learn". "Teach" is "enseigner" : "il nous enseigne les mots".

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