Futur Proche

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How Do I Conjugate Verbs in Futur Proche?

In the future, French won’t be so hard, right? – Some student in grade 7, somewhere

So many verb tenses and so little time…

Today we’re going to talk about how to conjugate verbs in Futur Proche in French. If you’re looking for the present tense, or the past tense, follow the links provided.

The future tense refers to what will happen in the future. Especially when the time is very near in the future. It is an absolute necessity to understand how to conjugate this tense, as we use it all the time.

Good news!

All verbs follow the same pattern in Futur Proche. Once you’ve learned this, the future tense will be very easily accessible to you.

In order to learn how to conjugate these verbs, we have to first learn a little about subjects:

Here are the common subjects in French (for more information, click here):

Je (I)

Tu (You)

Il (He)

Elle (She)

On (We)

Nous (We)

Vous (You/You all)

Ils (They)

Elles (They)

Note: The subject is the thing that does the action in the sentence.

In order to conjugate verbs in futur proche, we must first conjugate aller, in present tense, one of the 8 most common verbs in French. (For a lesson on that, click here).

Finally, here are the steps to conjugating these verbs in futur proche:

  1. Conjugate aller in present tense
  2. Put the infinitive of the verb you’re conjugating after

Simple as that.

Step 1 – Conjugate Aller in Present Tense

Je vais

Tu vas

Il va

Elle va

On va

Nous allons

Vous allez

Ils vont

Elles vont

Step 2 – Put the Infinitive of the Verb After

What is the infinitive? It is the verb not changed at all!

Marcher, danser, choisir, are all examples of verb infinitives.

Examples of verbs conjugated in futur proche:

  1. Conjugate marcher in futur proche for the subject “ils”

Ils vont marcher

  1. Conjugate choisir in futur simple for the subject “nous”

Nous allons choisir

  1. Conjugate attendre for the subject “on” in futur proche

On va attendre

There you have it, how passé composé works for irregular Vandertramp verbs in French!

Extra help!

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