Prepositions after verbs in French

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chloe.connolly
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Hi, I really struggle remembering if à or de comes after a verb. What are good ways to help me learn? Are there any rules? Thankyou in advance.
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It is tricky because there is absolutely no rule for which one should be used when. I printed myself a chart off and I'm gradually introducing each verb and it's preposition into my writing and speaking. I find that once I've used the verb and preposition in my work a few times, it becomes natural to use the correct preposition without thinking about it. Good luck!

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(Original post by chloe.connolly)
Hi, I really struggle remembering if à or de comes after a verb. What are good ways to help me learn? Are there any rules? Thankyou in advance.
As the person above said, it should just come to you by repetition.

It doesn't help that sometimes they can both be used but give a different meaning. A good example is the verb penser - to think. Penser a (accent) means to think about i.e. I think about college often. Penser de also exists, and it means to think of, as in opinion-wise.

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