I don't really understand the title of this lesson. What does the (not -ant) mean at the end?
Thank you very much.
I think the lesson is pointing out that in French the infinitive version of the verb is to be used rather than the present participle. The present participle in French has an ending ....ant.
Example Aller (infinitive) --- allANT (present participle)
The present participle in French corresponds to the present participle in Engish which has an ending ....ing.
Example To go (infinitive) --- goING (present participle)
Hope this helps.
Agree.. in English you have that alternative of the infinitive or the present participle.. in French you can only use the infinitive
Dieting is useful. / To diet is useful... can only be faire un régime est utile
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