Futur Simple – Regular Verbs

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How Do I Conjugate Regular Verbs in Futur Simple?

In the distant future, I won’t worry about French anymore! – Some student in grade 9, somewhere

So many verb tenses and so little time…

Today we’re going to talk about how to conjugate regular verbs in Futur Simple in French. If you’re looking for the present tense, or the future proche, passé composé, or the exceptions to passé composé (Vandertramp), follow the links provided.

The future tense refers to what will happen in the future. For futur simple, the timing refers to a general time in the future. It is an absolute necessity to understand how to conjugate this tense, as we use it all the time.

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.

Finally, here are the steps to conjugating these irregular verbs in passé composé:

  1. Take the infinitive of the verb, and don’t change it (unless the verb is an re verb, in which case you remove the “e” at the end of the infinitive)
  2. Add endings depending on the subject

Simple as that.

Step 1 – Take the infinitive of the verb

Marcher, choisir are examples of verb infinitives. If the verb ends in re, you have to remove the “e”, for example, for rendre, it becomes rendr

Step 2 – Add endings depending on the subject

Je -ai

Tu -as

Il -a

Elle -a

On -a

Nous -ons

Vous -ez

Ils -ont

Elles -ont

Examples of verbs conjugated in futur simple:

  1. Conjugate marcher for the subject “elles” in futur simple:

Elles marcheront

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

Nous choisirons

  1. Conjugate rendre for the subject “on” in futur simple:

On rendra

There you have it, how Futur Simple works for regular verbs in French!

Extra help!

Need more practice? Here are some worksheets you can try out as extra practice.

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Imparfait

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How Do I Conjugate Regular Verbs in Imparfait?

In the past, French couldn’t have been this hard, could it? – Some student in grade 9, somewhere

So many verb tenses and so little time…

Today we’re going to talk about how to conjugate regular verbs in imparfait in French. If you’re looking for the present tense, or the future tense, or passé composé, follow the links provided.

The past tense refers to what happened in the past. For imparfait, it refers to general things that have happened in the past, or repeated actions in the past. It is an absolute necessity to understand how to conjugate this tense, as we use it all the time.

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.

Finally, here are the steps to conjugating verbs in imparfait:

  1. Conjugate the verb in present tense for the subject “nous”
  2. Remove the “ons” at the end of the word
  3. Add the appropriate ending depending on the subject

Simple as that.

Step 1 – Conjugate the verb in present tense for the subject “nous”

For ER Verbs:

Marcher ———-> marchons

For IR Verbs:

Choisir ———-> choisissons

For RE Verbs:

Rendre ———-> rendons

Step 2 – Remove the “ons”

For ER Verbs:

Marchons ———-> March

For IR Verbs:

Choisissons ———-> Choisiss

For RE Verbs:

Rendons ———-> Rend

Step 3 – Add the ending, depending on the subject

Endings for all the subjects:

Je – ais

Tu – ais

Il – ait

Elle – ait

On – ait

Nous – ions

Vous – iez

Ils – aient

Elles – aient

Examples of verbs conjugated in imparfait:

  1. Conjugate marcher for the subject “elles” in passé composé:

Elles marchaient

  1. Conjugate choisir for the subject “nous” in passé composé:

Nous choisissions

  1. Conjugate rendre for the subject “on” in passé composé

On rendait

There you have it, how imparfait works for verbs in French!

Extra help!

Need more practice? Here are some worksheets you can try out as extra practice.

Interested in getting all the French grammar modules? Look here.

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!

Need more practice? Here are some worksheets you can try out as extra practice.

Interested in getting all the French grammar modules? Look here.

How Do I Conjugate Regular Verbs in Present Tense?

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What do I do now? – Some student in grade 8, somewhere

So many verb tenses and so little time…

Today we’re going to talk about how to conjugate regular verbs in the present tense in French.

The present tense refers to what is happening right now. It is an absolute necessity to understand how to conjugate this tense, as we use it all the time.

But what is a regular verb?

Regular verbs are verbs that have been put into categories since they all follow the same pattern.

There are three categories of regular verbs: ER/IR/RE

Each of these categories refers to the endings of the verbs.

Examples:

Marcher is a regular ER verb in present tense

Choisir is a regular IR verb in present tense

Rendre is a regular RE verb in present tense

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

Here are the common subjects in French:

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.

Finally, here are the steps to conjugating a regular verb in present tense:

  1. Remove the ending (ER/IR/RE)
  2. Replace the ending with the correct ending, depending on the subject

Simple as that.

For ER Verbs, the endings are as follows:

SubjectEnding
Je-e
Tu-es
Il-e
Elle-e
On-e
Nous-ons
Vous-ez
Ils-ent
Elles-ent

Example: 

Conjugate “marcher” in present tense for the subject “il”

Il marche

For IR Verbs, the endings are as follows:

SubjectEnding
Je-is
Tu-is
Il-it
Elle-it
On-it
Nous-issons
Vous-issez
Ils-issent
Elles-issent

Example:

Conjugate “choisir” in present tense for the subject “elles”

Elles choisissent

For RE Verbs, the endings are as follows:

SubjectEnding
Je-s
Tu-s
IlNo ending
ElleNo ending
OnNo ending
Nous-ons
Vous-ez
Ils-ent
Elles-ent

Example:

Conjugate “rendre” in present tense for the subject “vous”

Vous rendez

There you have it, how the present tense works for regular verbs in French!

Extra help!

Need more practice? Here are some worksheets you can try out as extra practice.

Interested in getting all the French grammar modules? Look here.