Thursday, July 28, 2011

Thurs 28 July

Belgians are currently being quizzed on the radio about their knowledge of French grammar. That nasty subjunctive tense is catching most of them out. Nobody seems to have a clue how to use the past anterior, future subjunctive, or even the past historic tenses. Probably because they're rarely used anymore in everyday conversation, and because French grammar takes an age to master.

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