How do I conjugate a sentence if there are two verbs in a row?
I'm writing an essay for french class and I am trying to say "...the people can change..." and I need to use pouvoir and changer and conjugate for they. How should I write this?
Conjugate "pouvoir" into third person plural and leave "changer" in infinitive.
Luckily pouvoir is a verb that can be directly followed by an infinitive. Be aware that some verbs require a preposition (à or de and some verbs can require either depending upon the intended context) to precede the infinitive.
Ex: Il a décidé de venir. → "He has decided to come."
and Il est décidé à venir → "He is determined to come."
There is a good reference sheet here:
"Il décide à venir" isn't really french, to say that he is determined to come we would say "Il est décidé à venir" or "il est déterminé à venir" :)
You are, of course, correct - I was attempting to give a present tense example. I have corrected it, merci.