App’s perfect grammar tool

TWO Loretto School pupils have created their own smartphone app to help their school friends with French grammar.

Lawrence Bissell, 13, from Inveresk, and 12-year-old James Shaw, of Haddington, have been testing their app, Descendre, which is loosely based on the popular app Down.

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The interactive game has ten levels and players must avoid distractions, such as a baguette and Napoleon, as they attempt to match an auxiliary verb with a past participle.

Lawrence said: “We have come up with a fun way of learning the perfect tense.”

Jonathan Hewat, director of external affairs at the school said: “They both considered naming it Angry Verbs, but Descendre is far more appropriate.”