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Kastyn T.
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French
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Question:

How do I conjugate a regular "er" verb in French.

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Answer:

When conjugating regular "er" verbs you first need to take the infinitive of the verb and remove the "er". For example we will use the verb "danser". Aimer is the infinitive (not conjugated version) of the verb. If you remove the "er" we are left with "dans". From there you will simply add the ending that corresponds with each pronoun. Here is the list of endings: Je - you add e Tu - you add es Il/elle/on - you add e Nous - you add ons Vous - you add ez Ils/elles - you add ent For example with "je" "danser" would become "je danse". Note that this only works with regular "er" verbs and there are numerous exceptions.

Basic Math
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Question:

How do I multiply two fractions?

Kastyn T.
Answer:

When multiplying any type of fractions I like to think of the multiplication symbol as the word "of" so for example 1/4 x 1/2 could be thought of as 1/4 of 1/2 half. For example if I had half a chocolate bar and I decided to break off one quarter of that half that would leave me with one eights of the whole chocolate bar. This could easily be shown with a picture as well. Once you understand how multiplication of fractions works there is an easy way to calculate the answer. You simply line the two fractions up and multiply across. In other words you multiply the numerators and that gives you your numerator for your answer and then you multiply the denominators and that gives you your denominator for your answer. For example: 1 x1 = 1 and 2 x 4 = 8 so the answer for 1/4 x 1/2 = 1/8.

English
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Question:

When should I use a colon versus a semi-colon?

Kastyn T.
Answer:

These two types of punctuation can be easily confused. I find the easiest way to remember this is that semi-colons are used to join two independent clauses (in easier terms two clauses that could be sentences on their own.) A colon on the other hand is used to introduce a list, explanation, or some other combination of words that could not be a sentence on its own. So if the parts of a sentence you wish to join could both be full sentences you would use a semi-colon. If the second part could not be a sentence on its own you would use a colon. Here is an example of when to use a semi-colon: I read everyday; my brother only reads on weekends. Here is an example of when a colon would be used: I like to read many types of books: fantasy, mystery, and historical fiction.

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