Prepositions (à or de) plus infinitive: Explanation

I have been very confused by the infinitve so far. It seemed random to me when the infinitive was preceded by à or by de. So I decided to do a bit more research that I would like to share with you here. Please comment if there is something wrong or you would like to add something!

  1. There are verbs who require a preposition when they are followed by an infinitive. verbs followed by à: verbs followed by de:

  2. Passive infinitive. The infinitive is preceded by à. When a sentence is written in such a way that the infinitive as a passive meaning.

  3. There are different rules for il est and c´est plus preposition plus infinitive.

  4. Then there are verbs who do not need a preposition in French while they do need a preposition in English.

September 23, 2013


This is fantastic! Thanks.

November 16, 2013

cette article m'a aide beaucoup, grace a toi j'ai compris ceci (sorry for my grammar)

October 12, 2013
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These are very useful summaries. Thanks!

February 1, 2014

ohno, Imma fail in mah exam

September 17, 2016

Thanks very helpful

March 3, 2019
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