Pronominal Verbs – Free Exercise

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Exercise

Complete the sentences with the present tense of the pronominal verbs.

  1. Je (se décider)  à partir.[I’ve decided to leave.]|1st person singular reflexive pronoun = me
  2. Comment tu (s’appeler) ?[What’s your name?]|2nd person singular reflexive pronoun = te|if the verb begins with a vowel, we omit the e of te and connect the reflexive pronoun and the verb with an apostrophe
  3. Il (se réjouir)  de la nouvelle.[He’s happy to hear the news.]|3rd person singular reflexive pronoun = se
  4. Nous (s’informer)  sur les possibilités.[We’re informing ourselves about the possibilities.]|1st person plural reflexive pronoun = nous
  5. Vous (s’intéresser)  aux ordinateurs?[Are you interested in computers?]|2nd person plural reflexive pronoun = vous

Complete the sentences with the correct form of the pronominal verbs. You may need to use a variety of tenses.

  1. Hier je (se dépêcher)  pour prendre le train.[Yesterday I hurried to catch the train.]|signal: hier = passé composé/passé simple|1st person singular reflexive pronoun = me
  2. Demain nous (se réveiller)  à 9 heures.[Tomorrow we’ll wake up at 9 o’clock.]|signal: demain = futur composé/futur simple |1st person plural reflexive pronoun = nous
  3. Tu lis le livre que tu (s’acheter)  la semaine dernière.[You’re reading the book that you bought last week.]|signal: la semaine dernière = passé composé/plus-que-parfait |2nd person singular reflexive pronoun = te|if the verb begins with a vowel, we omit the e from te and connect the reflexive pronoun and the verb with an apostrophe
  4. Quand vous étiez petits, vous (se tromper)  en mathématiques.[When you were little, you used to always make mistakes in maths.]|signal: quand vous étiez petits = imparfait |2nd person plural reflexive pronoun = vous
  5. Aujourd’hui ils (se baigner)  au lac.[Today they are bathing in the lake.]|signal: aujourd’hui = présent|3rd person plural reflexive pronoun = se

Decide if you need to use a reflexive pronoun or not.

  1. Je tout de suite.[I’ll shower right away.]|se doucher is a reflexive verb in French.
  2. Tu à l’hôtel.[Are you staying at the hotel?]|séjourner is not a pronominal verb in French.
  3. Nous tôt.[We get up early.]|se lever is a reflexive verb in French.
  4. Vous malheureusement.[Unfortunately, you’re getting divorced.]|divorcer is not a pronominal verb in French.
  5. Ils à 11 heures.[They’re getting married at 11 o’clock.]|se marier is a reflexive verb in French.