The future tense is used to describe something in the future. The future tense is split in two;

. What will happen

. What going to happen (also called 'Immediate future tense') .

Endings to the first (Will happen)[edit | edit source]

The endings used are the same endings as the ones used in avoir in the present tense;

  • je - ai
  • tu - as
  • il/elle/on - a
  • nous - ons
  • vous - ez
  • ils/elles - ont

-er and -ir verbs[edit | edit source]

Just add the appropriate ending to the infinitive of the verb.

(e.g. manger (to eat) goes to je mangerai (I will eat))

-re verbs[edit | edit source]

Just take the e off the end of the infinitive and add the appropriate ending.

(e.g. prendre (to take) goes to je prendrai (I will take))

Irregular verbs[edit | edit source]

There are some irregular verbs that do not fit into any of these categories;

  • acheter - j'achèterai
  • aller - j'irai
  • avoir - j'aurai
  • courir - je courrai
  • devoir - devrai
  • envoyer - j'enverrai
  • être - je serai
  • faire - je ferai
  • pouvoir - je pourrai
  • recevoir - je recevrai
  • savoir - je saurai
  • venir - je viendrai
  • voir - je verrai
  • vouloir - je voudrais

Endings to the second (is going to happen)[edit | edit source]

The immediate future tense is formed by:

'Present tense of the verb aller + Infinitive of the main verb'

If we use aller as an example:

  • je - vais aller
  • tu - vas aller
  • il/elle/on - va aller
  • nous - allons aller
  • vous - allez aller
  • ils/elles - vont aller

Notice how the endings are similar to those of avoir in present tense and the first future tense.

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