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French Grammar: Tenses


1) In any language, when we refer to something happening, we always use a
tense to indicate whether it is going to, is, or has already, happened.


e.g. I'm going to eat an apple. I am eating an apple. I ate an apple.


2) French verbs are…

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5) Tenses:


Le présent (pg 2)
Le passé composé (pg 4-6)
L'imparfait (pg 6)
Le futur simple (pg 7)
Le conditionnel (pg 8)




Le Présent


When to use it: To talk about what is happening at the moment
To talk about what happens usually/normally


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Time phrases: Tous les jours (everyday), chaque jour (everyday), chaque
matin (every morning), parfois (sometimes), etc.


Regular Verbs


1) ER verbs: take off the ­ER and add the endings


2) IR verbs: take off the ­IR and add the endings

3) RE verbs: take off the ­RE and add the…

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Time phrases: La semaine dernière (last week), hier (yesterday), etc.

Le passé composé is made up of 2 parts:
1) The auxilary verb (the present tense of AVOIR or ÊTRE)
+
2) The past participle (donné, parlé, sorti, fait, etc)

Regular AVOIR Verbs
The present tense of avoir + the…

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avoir: to have: eu
être: to be: été
boire: to drink: bu
connaître: to know: connu
courir: to run: couru
croire: to believe: cru
devoir: to have to: dû
dire: to say/tell: dit
écrire: to write: écrit
faire: to make/do: fait
lire: to read: lu
mettre: to put: mis
ouvrir:…

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Venir: to come: venu
Arriver: to arrive: arrivé
Naître : to be born: né

Descendre: to go down: descendu
Entrer: to enter: entré

Tomber: to fall: tombé
Rester: to stay: resté
Aller: to go out: allé
Monter: to go up: monté
Partir: to leave: parti

N.B: The past participle must…

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Tu parlais Tu finissais Tu lisais
Il/Elle parlait Il/Elle finissait Il/Elle lisait
Nous parlions Nous finissions Nous lisions
Vous parliez Vous finissiez Vous lisiez
Ils/Elles parlaient Ils/Elles finissaient Ils/Elles lisaient

*There is only one irregular verb in l'imparfait: être

Être
J'étais
Tu étais
Il/Elle était
Nous étions
Vous étiez
Ils/Elles…

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laiba_rhett

Is this all the possible tenses that could come up in the GCSE reading and listening? Thank you x

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