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The Conditional Tense How to form it. The Conditional Tense The endings used for the Future Tense are very easy, if you think of them as The Imperfect.

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1 The Conditional Tense How to form it

2 The Conditional Tense The endings used for the Future Tense are very easy, if you think of them as The Imperfect Tense endings. The endings used for the Future Tense are very easy, if you think of them as The Imperfect Tense endings. So, they follow the same pattern as the Imperfect Tense – no problems here! So, they follow the same pattern as the Imperfect Tense – no problems here!

3 The Conditional Tense Just to remind you – here is regarder in the Imperfect Tense Just to remind you – here is regarder in the Imperfect Tense Je regardais Je regardais Tu regardais Tu regardais Il regardait Il regardait Elle regardait Elle regardait On regardait On regardait Look carefully at the endings. Nous regardions Vous regardiez Ils regardaient Elles regardaient

4 The Conditional Tense The Conditional tense of both -ir & -er verbs are very easy to form; you simply add the endings on the previous slide to the INFINITIVE. The Conditional tense of both -ir & -er verbs are very easy to form; you simply add the endings on the previous slide to the INFINITIVE. Take a look at regarder and then finir on the next two slides. Take a look at regarder and then finir on the next two slides.

5 The Conditional Tense of regarder Je regarderais Je regarderais Tu regarderais Tu regarderais Il regarderait Il regarderait Elle regarderait Elle regarderait On regarderait On regarderait Nous regarderions Vous regarderiez Ils regarderaient Elles regarderaient

6 The Conditional Tense of finir Je finirais Je finirais Tu finirais Tu finirais Il finirait Il finirait Elle finirait Elle finirait On finirait On finirait Nous finirions Vous finiriez Ils finiraient Elles finiraient

7 The Conditional Tense The Conditional Tense of –re verbs is formed in much the same way, the only difference being that you remove the e from the end of the infinitive first. The Conditional Tense of –re verbs is formed in much the same way, the only difference being that you remove the e from the end of the infinitive first. So, the future of répondre, will de formed from répondr, just as if it were an –er or an –ir verb. So, the future of répondre, will de formed from répondr, just as if it were an –er or an –ir verb.

8 The Conditional Tense Tense of répondre Je répondrais Je répondrais Tu répondrais Tu répondrais Il répondrait Il répondrait Elle répondrait Elle répondrait On répondrait On répondrait Nous répondrions Vous répondriez Ils répondraient Elles répondraient

9 The Conditional Tense Now try these in the Conditional Tense:- Now try these in the Conditional Tense:- Jouer - nous + ils Jouer - nous + ils Manger – tu + vous Manger – tu + vous Choisir – je + elles Choisir – je + elles Ecrire – il + nous Ecrire – il + nous Boire – elles + vous Boire – elles + vous

10 The Conditional Tense There are, of course, some other verbs that do not follow this pattern & they add the endings to specially formed stems. However, EVERY verb in the Conditional Tense uses the same endings, even if they begin in a slightly different way. There are, of course, some other verbs that do not follow this pattern & they add the endings to specially formed stems. However, EVERY verb in the Conditional Tense uses the same endings, even if they begin in a slightly different way.

11 The Conditional Tense HAD © May 2005 HAD © May 2005


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