Verbes pronominaux - Exercises

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Type in the reflexive verbs in their correct present-tense form.

  1. Je (se décider)  à partir.[I decide to leave.]|1st person singular: reflexive pronoun = me|Verb: We remove the er-ending and add e.
  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 join the reflexive pronoun and the verb with an apostrophe.|Verb: We remove the er-ending and add es.
  3. Il (se réjouir)  de la nouvelle.[He’s happy to hear the news.]|3rd person singular: reflexive pronoun = se|Verb: We remove the ir-ending and add it.
  4. Nous (s’informer)  sur les possibilités.[We inform ourselves about the possibilities.]|1st person plural: reflexive pronoun = nous|Verb: We remove the er-ending and add ons.
  5. Vous (s’intéresser)  aux ordinateurs?[Are you interested in computers?]|2nd person plural: reflexive pronoun = vous|Verb: We remove the er-ending and add ez.

Type in the reflexive verbs in the correct form (pay attention to tenses).

  1. Hier je (se dépêcher)  pour prendre le train.[Yesterday I hurried to catch the train.]|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.]|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.]|Here both the passé composé and the plus-que-parfait 2nd person singular are possible to refer to the action in the past.|reflexive pronoun = te|If the verb begins with a vowel, we omit the e of te and join the reflexive pronoun and the verb with an apostrophe.
  4. Quand vous étiez petits, vous (se tromper)  en mathématiques.[When you were small, you would always make mistakes in maths.]|imparfait 2nd person plural|reflexive pronoun = vous
  5. Aujourd’hui ils (se baigner)  au lac.[Today they are bathing in the lake.]|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 reflexive 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 reflexive verb in French.
  5. Ils à 11 heures.[They’re getting married at 11 o’clock.]|Se marier is a reflexive verb in French.

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