The Differences Between English Grammar And French Grammar

Language and cultural differences of course translate to grammatical differences even when two people from different parts of the world are learning the same language. For example, French people do not use the very tip of their tongue, which makes for different sounding vowels.



Also, when an “h” is used near the beginning of a word, French speakers often omit in when speaking English words. Examples of words include “have” and “heard.” It is also quite common for French people learning English when it comes to forming questions. The questions can easily be turned into statements on accident.

Of course, English speakers that are learning French also have their own share of issues. The languages are of course related in a variety of ways, but they do have their unique differences. True, French is a Latin language while English is a Germanic language. But, they each are influenced by the other’s counterpart.

One thing that people encounter between the two languages English and French is that words sometimes look alike but actually mean two completely different things. There are also differences in spacing as well as varied uses of words. There are of course noticeable spelling pattern differences, and pronouns often give people issues.

Anyone learning a new language will tell you that conjugation is key; however, conjugation means quite different things among the various languages. This of course leads to many confusing times when sorting out word conjugations to make the right complete sentences.

Most people learning a new language are also going to say that it is much harder than when they learned their original language. This is of course due to language having everything to do with culture. Language is also constantly changing, and there are different dialects in certain locations as well as popular slang.

When it comes to English speakers learning French, one of the things they must know is that the French language is moderately inflected. Also, when it comes to plural and singular nouns, they are often pronounced in the same manner.

Subject verb agreement is important to both languages. Even English speakers themselves mess up subject verb agreement within the English language, especially when writing. When it comes to the nouns in the French language, they are all gender oriented, just like with the Spanish language.

Both languages have noun inflections when it comes to number. There are many other differences between English grammar and French. While this can make things a little difficult, the many similarities between the two languages do help bring things together.

While English has indefinite and definite articles, the French languages has three types of these articles. The first two are the same, and the third is partitive. It is a good idea to think of the partitive articles as similar to the English indefinite articles.

Another thing to consider is that there are four individual forms to French adjectives. Studying the differences between the two languages can help you better master both of them proficiently.


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