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    Hi all fellow French students,

    What are your top 5 essay phrases you can use in any French essay any apply to any topic? I was thinking we could compile a list.

    I use

    Commençons d'abord par examiner
    En ce qui concerne
    On doit noter que
    On entend souvent dire que
    Meme si

    They are not very difficult ones, but I find them easy to remember.
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    un thème brûlant de l'actualité
    il faut que que + subjunctive
    si (imperfect) + (conditinal) = easy grammatical phrase there!
    [past sub] bien que le gouvernement ait mis en place des mesures...
    je ne pense pas que + sub [as a general essay concluder]
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    (Original post by tinycrazybug)
    un thème brûlant de l'actualité
    il faut que que + subjunctive
    si (imperfect) + (conditinal) = easy grammatical phrase there!
    [past sub] bien que le gouvernement ait mis en place des mesures...
    je ne pense pas que + sub [as a general essay concluder]
    "si (imperfect) + (conditional)" What's an example? How would we read it?
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    I only have one. Oh mon dieu
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    (Original post by mckinnon94)
    "si (imperfect) + (conditional)" What's an example? How would we read it?
    It's if something were to happen (imperfect), something else would happen (conditional).

    Eg: Si je trouvais un portable dans la rue, je le donnerais à la police.

    For me, the gold star phrases are things like:
    Bien qu'il soit vrai que...(subjunctive)
    Il me semble que...

    Also using the nous form as a way of address:
    Considerons la question de quelque chose

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    (Original post by mckinnon94)
    "si (imperfect) + (conditional)" What's an example? How would we read it?
    si j'avais le temps, je ferrais mes devoirs.
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    (Original post by ChopinNocturne)
    It's if something were to happen (imperfect), something else would happen (conditional).

    Eg: Si je trouvais un portable dans la rue, je le donnerais à la police.

    For me, the gold star phrases are things like:
    Bien qu'il soit vrai que...(subjunctive)
    Il me semble que...

    Also using the nous form as a way of address:
    Considerons la question de quelque chose

    (Original post by tinycrazybug)
    si j'avais le temps, je ferrais mes devoirs.
    Thanks to the both of you!
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    Watching this thread! I have a huge essay to write soon!
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    THIS pdf is a godsend for essays. :love:

    I personally have a few phrases I use a lot. Several originally stolen from TSR and the essay writing pdf.

    En ce qui me concerne...
    Il faut que nous agissons avant qu'il ne soit trop tard!
    Il faut qu'on fasse plus pour...
    Vraisemblablement
    Les médecins recommandent qu'on fasse trente minutes d'activité par jour(change 'doctors' to psychologists/teachers/whatever and change the recommended advice. It's surprisingly versatile.)
    Le marché du travail n'est pas simple!
    dans notro société actuelle....
    Nous vivons dans un monde où...
    Tout bien réflechi...
    Ce serait une erreur de croire que...
    pour comble de malheur...
    il est indéniable que...

    My essays are all basically these strung together with some specialised vocab.
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    Gosh, 'en ce qui concerne'- my French teachers use this all.the.time and it sounds so stiff and formal...I've never heard anyone in my (French) family use that phrase!
 
 
 
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