FRENCH GRAMMAR. This presentation will help you to understand what verbs are and how to use them accurately in French. First we will look at what happens in English and then see how this compares with French.Bonne chance!. What is a verb?. A verb is a word or group of words which tell us about actions.E.g. She plays.This gives us 3 pieces of information:The activity - i.e. playingThe tense (or time) of the activity - i.e. presentThe person or thing doing the activity - i.e. she.