Tag: Tense

Conditional Mood

The conditional mood is formed by adding the following endings to the future stem of the relevant verb. Nota Bene: The endings used for the conditional mood are identical to those used for the imperfect tense. The conditional mood conveys the idea of ‘would do’ in English and is used in the following situations: -As…...

Past Historic Tense

For regular verbs, the imperfect tense is formed from the stem of the 2nd person pluralnous form of the present tense and one of the three possible endings:  For all verbs ending in -er For regular -ir and -re verbs For some irregular verbs, usually ending in -re and -ir The past historic is only used…...

Perfect Tense

The perfect tense is a compound tense comprised of the present tense of the auxiliary verb avoir ou être followed by the past participle of the relevant verb. e.g. Je suis né il y a seize ans, which means, I was born 16 years ago. The Past Participle Knowing the past participle is essential when…...