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Apporter vs. emporter (practice)

LESSON OBJECTIVES

INTRODUCTION

As you will notice, the verbs apporter and emporter are formed of the core verb porter and a prefix. It is therefore important to know the meaning of both components.

1. PORTER

The core verb porter means "to carry", or “to wear” an item of clothing.

2. APPORTER

In apporter, the prefix "a-" is used to emphasize the destination.
Apporter means "to bring" something to a place, leaving it there. It does not apply to people, only to objects. For people, we use amener. (Please refer to my video on amener/emmener).
Apporter also means to provide or to give (to give support, for example).

3. EMPORTER

In emporter, the prefix "em-" is used to emphasize the starting point.
Emporter refers to leaving a place and taking something with you. It does not apply to people, only to objects. For people, we use emmener (Please refer to my video on amener/emmener).

PRACTICE

Please complete the sentences using the right verb: porter, emporter or apporter.

  1. Tom _________ un pull rouge.
  2. Ils partent en vacances et ___________ une seule valise.
  3. Elle ___________ des chocolats aux enfants.
  4. Ce sac est lourd à ____________.
  5. Le professeur ____________ son soutien aux élèves.
  6. Plat à ___________
  7. Tu __________ toujours trop de choses quand tu pars en voyage.
  8. Hier, nous avons mangé chez Paul. Nous avons ____________ un gâteau.
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