https://www.duolingo.com/GIV3N

Bonus grammar skills

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I had a thought, looking around trying to learn french I learnt that there are some tenses within french that aren't really used anymore but still pop up from time to time, especially in literature. I understand that duolingo doesn't really try to teach us absolutely everything but instead gives us a strong foundation to be able to use the language and learn on our own. So these parts of the language might not fit in anywhere in the tree but I think it would be great to have stuff like passé simple, futur anterieur, etc. as optional skills.

September 15, 2017

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https://www.duolingo.com/Lemniscatarum
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They might add a Tree 2.0 like they did with Dutch.

September 15, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/GIV3N
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I believe it will happen sooner or later but I can't really see how the more literary tenses would fit in the tree. Knowing them isn't a must but it helps especially if you intend to read a lot. Therefore I believe they would much better fit as optional bonus skills than mandatory skills in the tree.

September 15, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Sitesurf
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The indicative past future (futur antérieur) is taught in the course.

The tenses we don't teach are:

  • indicatif : passé simple
  • indicatif : passé antérieur
  • subjunctif : imparfait
  • subjonctif : plus-que-parfait
  • impératif : past

We'll think of it when we write a new Tree...

September 19, 2017
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