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Detailed Chart Of Every French Verb Tense

French verb tenses chart

The French language possesses a lot more verb tenses than English does.

The conjugation of verbs is complex and obviously has many exceptions. The good news is that the vast majority of cases follows easily-remembered rules.

Here is a detailed list of the French verb tenses and their explanations.

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FrenchTranslationExplanation
ModeIndicatifIndicative
PrésentPresent
ImparfaitImperfect
Passé Simple—————-Literary past tense
Futur SimpleFuture
Passé composé——————-Summarizes 3 English tenses
Plus que ParfaitPluperfect
Passé AntérieurPast Anterior
Futur Antérieur
ModeSubjonctifSubjunctive
PrésentPresent
ImparfaitImperfect
PasséPast
Plus que ParfaitPluperfect
ModeConditionnelConditional
PrésentPresent
Passé—————–Literary (rarely used)
ImparfaitImperfect
ModeInfinitifInfinitive
ModeImperatifImperative

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