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FRENCH VERB TIMELINE PAST Notes Eg: to DO

Stem/ formation

Endings/ tips

NOW

FUTURE

Imparfait

Plus que parfait

Passé Composé

Present

Futur Proche

Futur Simple

Conditionnel

Subjonctif

I was doing

I had done

I have done

I am doing

I am going to do

I will do

I would do

If I were…

I used to do

(interrupted action)

I did

I do

(soon, informal)

(fixed, planned)

infinitive - (er/ir/re) or

imperfect avoir/être

present avoir/être

infinitive - (er/ir/re)

present aller

regular verbs:

regular verbs:

double consonants,

'nous' (present) - ending

+ past participle

+ past participle

+ infinitive

full infinitive

full infinitive

il faut, que etc.

ais, ais, ait

Note: for être verbs

Note: for être verbs

e, es, e,

ai, as, a

ais, ais, ait

e, es, e, ent

ions, iez, aient

past participle

past participle

ons, ez, ent

ons, ez, ont

ions, iez, aient

but nous and

Note: these endings

must agree. Eg:

must agree. Eg:

Note: endings are

vous are

are also used

Nous étions allés

Nous sommes allés

the same as the

like imperfect

imperfect tense

ions, iez

je porterai

je porterais

je porte

je ferai

je ferais

je fasse

for conditional tense Reg:

je portais

j'avais porté

j'ai porté

je porte

Irr eg:

je faisais

j'avais fait

j'ai fait

je fais

je vais rester

Maybe…, Possibly …

je vais faire être form

avoir form

I was being

I had been

I have been

I am

I am going to be

I will be

I would be

(If) I were

j'étais

j'avais été

j'ai été

je suis

je vais être

je serai

je serais

je sois

I was having

I had had

I have had

I have

I'm going to have

I will have

I would have

(If) I had

j'avais

j'avais eu

j'ai eu

j'ai

Je vais avoir

j'aurai

j'aurais

j'aie

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