French (Future Tense)

  • future time phrases
  • how to form future tense with regular verbs
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  • Created on: 27-03-09 19:22


To form future tense, you need:

  • time phrase to introduce tense
  • pronoun (je, tu, il, elle, on, nous, vous, ils, elles)
  • infinitive (e.g. manger)
  • future tense ending

* -er and -ir verbs remain the same, however -re verbs drop the "e" then the ending is added on

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Future Tense Time Phrases

ce soir


la semaine prochaine

le weekend prochain

samedi prochain

l'année prochaine

l'été prochain

juillet prochain

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Future Tense Endings (using regular verb regarder

je regarderai

tu regarderas

il regardera

elle regardera

on regardera

nous regarderons

vous regarderez

ils regarderont

elles regarderont

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Regular Verbs

-er verbs: aimer/ arriver/ dépenser / donner/ écouter/ étudier/ jouer/ manger/ passer/ penser/ porter/ travailler/ trouver/ visiter

-ir verbs: choisir/ finir

-re verbs: attendre/ vendre

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Common Irregular Verbs

acheter -> achèter + ending

aller -> ir + ending

avoir -> aur + ending

devoir -> devr + ending

être -> ser + ending

faire -> fer + ending

pouvoir -> pourr + ending

voir - > verr + ending

vouloir -> voudr + ending

*all irregular verbs use same endings as regular verbs

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