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When do you use the imperfect tense?

Saying something 'was' happening / didn't just happen once

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Imperfect tense stem and endings

'Nous' form - 'ons'

Je - ais
Tu - ais
Il/elle/on - ait
Nous - ions
Vous - iez
Ils/elles - aient

3

When do you use the immediate future tense?

Saying something 'is going to' happen

4

How to form the immediate future tense

Present tense 'aller' + inf

E.g. Je vais manger

5

When do you use the future tense?

Saying something 'will' happen

6

Future tense stem and endings

Stem = infinitive (-re verbs without 'e')

J' - ai
Tu - as
Il/elle/on - a
Nous - ons
Vous - ez
Ils/elles - ont

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When do you use the conditional?

Saying something 'would' happen

8

Conditional stem and endings

Stem = future stem/inf

Endings = imperfect endings

9

When do you use the pluperfect tense?

Saying something 'had' happened

10

How to form the pluperfect tense

Imperfect avoir/être + past participle

E.g. J'avais fait
Il était allé

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When do you use the present participle?

Saying something is 'happenING'

12

Present participle stem and ending

Stem = present tense 'nous' form

Ending = Change '-ons' to '-ant'

E.g. En faisant - while/by doing...

13

Which verbs are irregular in present participle?

Avoir -> ayant
Être -> étant
Savoir -> sachant

Sachent que - knowing that...

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