Stuck in a rut. Advice?
I've been stuck on future verbs and am having trouble passing them. IS there anyone who's past it that can give me some advice besides just repetition which has helped me before and have been doing now. i.e.: exercises, other learning modes. etc.
I've completed the tree, It's a real pain, but i've found that repetition does the trick in the end.
It just all makes sense after a while.
Othewise google it out.
Here are some of the notes I took when I was working on that section. Mostly I studied the french.about.com sites to learn it. Hope this helps :)
http://french.about.com/od/grammar/a/future.htm "How to use the French future tense"
Compare to 'near future', Present tense of aller + infinitive of action verb http://french.about.com/od/grammar/g/nearfuture.htm
The French future tense is very similar to the English future tense: it talks about upcoming events. While the French future tense has a full set of conjugations, the English equivalent is just the modal verb "will" + main verb.
J'irai au magasin demain I will go to the store tomorrow.
Ils mangeront dans l'avion They will eat on the plane.
The French future tense can also be used in si clauses, to express what will happen if a condition is met:
Si j'ai le temps, je le ferai If I have time, I will do it.
Je le ferai si j'ai le temps I will do it if I have time.
(many exceptions ... read the About.com article and take their test)