Examples of various verb tenses in french
Hopefully this can help some of you when trying to determine how to translate your verb tenses. Those with (L.) are only used in a literary sense and (sometimes) very formal speech.
Présent : Je le prends = I'm taking it, I take it, I do take it
Futur : Je le prendrai = I will take it
Futur Parfait : Je l'aurai pris = I will have taken it
Conditionnel : Je le prendrais = I would take it
Conditionnel Parfait : Je l'aurais pris = I would have taken it
Conditionnel Parfait (L.) : Je l'eusse pris = I would have taken it
Imparfait : Je le prenais = I was taking it, I used to take it
Passé Composé : Je l'ai pris = I took it, I have taken it, I did take it
Passé Simple (L.) : Je le pris = I took it
Plus-que-parfait : Je l'avais pris = I had taken it
Passé Antérieur (L.) : Je l'eus pris = I had taken it
Subjonctif : ...que je le prenne = ...that I take it
Subjonctif Imparfait (L.) : ...que je le prisse = ...that I took it
Subjonctif Passé : ...que je l'aie pris = ...that I had taken it
Subjonctif Plus-que-parfait (L.) : ...que je l'eusse pris = ...that I had taken it
I did a summary of the tenses on my website if it helps: http://spanishplus.tripod.com/french/VerbTenseSummary.html#TopOfPage I'm planning to do some videos too but that takes a long time.
It is just that I am working on Spanish videos at the moment and I am pressed for time.
Here's a list I've used in the past (printed it out and stuck it on the wall in front of my desk). It has slightly different goals than yours, emphasising more common constructions.
He is selling the house: Il vend la maison
He was selling the house: Il vendait la maison
He sold the house: Il a vendu la maison
He has been selling the house for a long time: Il vend la maison depuis longtemps
The house is sold: La maison est vendu
The house was sold: La maison était vendu
The house has been sold: La maison a était vendu
He will sell the house: Il vendra la maison
He's going to sell the house: Il va vendre la maison
The house will be sold: La maison sera vendu
The house is going to be sold: La maison va être vendu
He would sell the house: Il vendrait la maison
The house would be sold: La maison serait vendu
If he had sold the house: S’il avait vendu la maison
If the house had been sold: Si la maison avait était vendu
He will have sold the house: Il aura vendu la maison
The house will have been sold: La maison aura était vendu
He would have sold the house: Il aurait vendu la maison
The house would have been sold: La maison aurait était vendu
Wow! That reminds me of CD 3 (I think) of Advanced French (Michel Thomas)
Yep, that's where it's from. I think I may have added one or two, can't remember.