Studylist for exercise The brass band

A list of the topics covered in this exercise.

Score
Using le with days of the week + weekend
Using du, de la, de l', des to express some or any (partitive articles)
Adjectives usually go AFTER nouns (adjective position)
Conjugate regular -er verbs in Le Présent (present tense)
Conjugate être in Le Présent (present tense)
Conjugate regular verbs in L'Imparfait (imperfect tense)
Expressing continuing action in L'Imparfait (imperfect tense)
Using ne ... pas with simple tenses (negation)
On = we, one, people
Me, te, nous, vous = Me, you, us, you (direct and indirect object pronouns)
Tout, tous, toute, toutes = Everything, all (of them), whole
Passer, se passer, se passer de (different meanings of 'passer')
Using dans (not sur) with streets and transportation (prepositions)
Forming the plural of nouns ending in -au or -eau
Notre, nos, votre, vos, leur, leurs = our, your, their (possessive adjectives)
Conjugate devoir in Le Présent (present tense)
Il faut : expressing necessity and obligation
Qui = Who, which, that (relative pronouns)
En with quantities = Of them (adverbial pronoun)
Ça = that, this, it (pronoun)
Describing and expressing opinions in L'Imparfait (imperfect tense)
Conjugate regular -er and -ir verbs in Le Futur (future tense)
Pour + infinitive = In order to
Conjugate être in Le Futur (future tense)
Conjugate -dre and -re verbs in Le Futur (future tense)
Conjugate faire in Le Futur (future tense)
Forming Le Gérondif: en + '-ant' (while/by + -ing)
C'est vs il/elle est: Saying it is
Using ''de / d' '' instead of 'des' in front of adjectives preceding nouns (partitive article)
Conjugate être in L'Imparfait (imperfect tense)

Q&A Forum 1 question, 4 answers

DOROTHYB1Kwiziq community member

Un bâton dans “l’air.”...deux bâtons dans “les airs”? Expliquez pourquoi on dit “les airs”, s’il vous plaît.

Pourriez-vous donner autre exemples de cette règle?

Asked 1 year ago
CécileKwiziq team member

Hi Dorothy,

Can’t find the context to this, can you point me to it?

DOROTHYB1Kwiziq community member

It is in the 4th sentence of writing exercise”Fanfare”.   ...les majorettes, qui feront tournoyer leurs bâtons ‘dans les airs’   —in the air.   A plural for”air” seems strange to me.  So I think it may be iia special French usage.

CécileKwiziq team member

Hi Dorothy;

There are a few expressions you can use in French for ‘into the air’...

For instance , if you throw a stick to the dog you will probably just use ‘lancer un baton dans l’air’. You will say of a plane flying ‘dans les airs’, meaning higher up into the sky...

So the majorettes throw their sticks really high into the air, figuratively into the sky...

Simpler in English I think...

Hope this helps

 

DOROTHYB1Kwiziq community member

Alors, “une majorette peut jeter son bâton dans les airs” aussi!   C’est ce que je comprend.  

Merci bien, Cécile.

Un bâton dans “l’air.”...deux bâtons dans “les airs”? Expliquez pourquoi on dit “les airs”, s’il vous plaît.

Pourriez-vous donner autre exemples de cette règle?

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