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verbs in different tenses

is there a good way to remember different verbs like avoir and etre in the present, past, conditional, imperfect and perfect tense?

November 28, 2017



practice practice practice


Try to copy them, first with a model and then with memory. And again... as French pupils are doing... finally, when iI was young, it was like that...


A couple tips I recall, the future and the conditional generally use the same stems and the stems end with an "r". Also, the present subjunctive words are often just like the present tense except for the nous and vous forms where instead of ons or ez endings, they are ions or iez. These are very very rough suggestions. Really, it takes a lot of practice. Try listeningpractice.org.

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