FRENCH GRAMMAR

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PRESENT TENSE -er

JE -e

TU -es

IL/ ELLE/ ON -e

NOUS -ons

VOUS -ez

ILS/ ELLES -ent

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PRESENT TENSE -ir

JE -is

TU -is

IL/ ELLE/ ON -it

NOUS -issons

VOUS -issez

ILS/ ELLES -issent

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PRESENT TENSE -re

JE -s

TU -s

IL/ ELLE/ ON -(remove -re, eg. vendre --> vend)

NOUS -ons

VOUS -ez

ILS/ ELLES -ent

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IMPERFECT TENSE

a) STEM of the verb

b) NOUS form of PRESENT TENSE

c) Remove  "-ons "

d) Add the IMPERFECT ENDING.....

JE  -ais

TU  -ais

IL/ ELLE/ ON  -ait

NOUS  -ions

VOUS  -iez

ILS/ ELLES  -aient

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CONDITIONAL TENSE

a) Use FUTURE STEM of the verb

b) Add the IMPERFECT ending

eg; aimer (would like)

a) aimer is the FUTURE STEM of the verb 'aime' (to like)

b) Add the imperfect endings to the future stems of the verb...

J'  aimerais

TU   aimerais

IL /ELLE/ ON   aimerait

NOUS   aimerions

VOUS   aimeriez

ILS /ELLES   aimeraient

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FUTURE TENSE

a) Use the INFINITIVE form of the verb (-re removes -e)

    eg. pendre --> je prendrai

b) Add the FUTURE ENDING

FUTURE ENDINGS (finir)

JE finirai

TU finiras

IL/ ELLE/ ON  finirons

NOUS  finirons

VOUS  finirez

ILS/ ELLES finiront

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