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future tense/moods

I am a bit confused about the future tenses/moods. In the Future lesson there is no explanation about the different tenses/moods, but I am almost sure that we learned them in some roundabout way in past lessons and can't, for the life of me, find where we learned them, or if we have indeed learned them. That's my first question, did we learn this in some lesson, if we did which lesson was it?

The second thing I want to know is if what I know is right (since I can't find the explanation to help me :( ). So bear with me and help me out here, what I know is: We can indicate near future by using "aller" - going to

We have the simple future - will + verb (in eng.) The verbs stem being: -ai, -as, -a, -ons, -ez, -ont (not gonna go into detailed description of irregular and -re verbs) Ex: Je mangerai du rice - I will eat rice The negative would be something like: ne + verb in the futre + pas + infinitive verb Ex: je ne mangerai pas du rice - I will not eat rice

We have the Future Perfect - indicating something that will have already happened. It works like this: verb auxiliary (Etre/Avoir) in future tense + Passé Composé verb Ex: J'aurais bu l'eau quand tu arriveras - I'll have drank the water when you arrive The negative: ne + aux. (etre/avoir) in future tense + verb (passé composé) Ex: Je n'aurais pas bu l'eau quand tu arriveras - I won't have drank the water when you arrive

Is this correct, am I missing something?

thx :)

August 10, 2017

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https://www.duolingo.com/Kangourex

We can indicate near future by using "aller" - going to

True, Dans 5 minutes, je vais manger = In 5 minutes, I'm going to eat

Ex: Je mangerai du rice - I will eat rice The negative would be something like: ne + verb in the futre + pas + infinitive verb Ex: je ne mangerai pas du rice - I will not eat rice

Je mangerai du riz / Je ne mangerai pas de riz

verb auxiliary (Etre/Avoir) in future tense + Passé Composé

verb auxiliary (Etre/Avoir) in future tense + Past participle

Ex: J'aurais bu l'eau

J'aurais is conditional, J'aurai is futur

August 10, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/AdeCW

oh yeah, the last one (j'aurais) was lack of attention. haha Thx! :)

August 10, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/DonFiore

*I will/won't have drunk. A common mistake.

August 10, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/AdeCW

lol, so apart from my eglish mistakes it is alright?

August 10, 2017
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