French Tenses - {GCSE}

Includes how to form different tenses. 

Learn how to use: present, past perfect, past imprefect, future and conditional tense. Also includes how to create sentences using different tenses with irregular verbs.

-Great help for me during my french GCSE

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I advise you to print
the following slides
out and use them as
help during class!…read more

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Tenses
J'aime apprendre
les français!
Selon moi c'est
amusant.…read more

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Present Tense
Simply remove the -er, -re, or -ir, and add the endings.
-ER
-ER Verbs Je Regarde
Example: Regarder Tu Regardes
(To Watch)
Il/Elle/on Regarde
Nous Regardons
Vous Regardez
Ils/Elles Regardent
-RE Verbs -RE
Example: Vendre Je Vends
(To Sell)
Tu Vends
Il/Elle/on Vend
Nous Vendons
Vous Vendez
Ils/Elles Vendent
-IR Verbs -IR
Example: Finir Je Finis
(To Finish)
Tu Finis
Il/Elle/on Finit
Nous Finissons
Vous Finissez
Ils/Elles Finissent…read more

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Past Perfect Tense
AVOIR (To have)
1) Firstly we have to form the subject:
J'ai
Tu as
Ill/Elle/On a
Nous avons
Vous avez
Ills/Elles ont
2) Secondly we remove the ER/RE/IR ending
3) Complete the word.
For ­ER verbs, add "é"
For ­Re verbs, add "u"
For ­IR verbs, add "I"
Examples
J'ai regardé la télévision.
Nous avons choisi le meilleur.
On a vendu la maison.…read more

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Past Perfect Tense
Être(To Be)
Être is all about movement verbs. We can remember
this using "Mrs Vandertramp" or "Dr Mrs
Vandertramp"
Devenir (To become) If you remember the
Rentrer (To return) Phrase Dr Mrs
Vandertramp
Monter (To climb) remembering this will
Retourner (To return) be easy!
Sortir (To leave/ Go out)
Venir (To come)
Arriver (To arrive)
Naître (To be born) Irregular Verbs
Descendre (To go down/ Venir, Naître and
descend) Mourir are
Entrer (To enter) irregular verbs.
Rester (To rest)
Tomber (To fall) These verbs
Revenir (To re-enter) change to...
Aller (To go) Venir > Venu
Mourir (To die) Naître > Né
Partir (To leave) Mourir > Mort…read more

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tre(To Be) continued..
1) Firstly we have to form the subject:
Je suis
Tu es
Ill/Elle/On est
Nous sommes
Vous étes
Ills/Elles sont
2) Secondly we remove the ER/RE/IR ending from the verb.
3) Complete the word.
For ­ER verbs, add "é"
For ­Re verbs, add "u"
For ­IR verbs, add "I"
· For a female form, add ­e
· For a plural form we add a ­S
· So if it's feminine plural we add ­es
Examples
Je suis sorti Samedi dernier.
On est restés à la maison hier.
Ils sont descendus en bas.…read more

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