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1 French The Present Tense This PowerPoint was created by Matthew Vernon, here.here

2 What is the Present Tense? The Present Tense describes what is happening now or what happens on a regular basis. An example is ‘I am playing’ refers to something you are doing now, whereas ‘I play’ refers to something that you do regularly. Normally, the present tense is shown by endings, however some irregulars have to be learned.

3 The Irregulars The Irregular Verbs are verbs that do not follow the rules. If you like, they are the rebels of the French world as they have their own forms. Let’s first of all look at how verbs are supposed to be conjugated. >>

4 Present Tense Endings PersonERIRRE je-e-is-s tu-es-is-s il/elle-e-it  nous-ons-issons-ons vous-ez-issez-ez ils/elles-ent-issent-ent

5 The Useful Irregulars avoir J’aiI have Tu asYou have Il/elle aHe/she has Nous avonsWe have Vous avezYou have Ils/elles ontThey have être Je suis I am Tu es You are Il/elle est He/she is Nous sommes We are Vous êtes You are Ils/elles sont They are

6 The Useful Irregulars pouvoir Je peux I can Tu peux You can Il/elle peut He/she can Nous pouvons We can Vous pouvez You can Ils/elles peuvent They can vouvoir Je veux I want Tu veux You want Il/elle veut He/she wants Nous voulons We want Vous voulez You want Ils/elles veulent They want

7 And finally… This is the most important tense that you ever learn. It’s also the easiest. Please make sure that you know this inside out, back-to-front, sideways and every and any other way because you’ll need it for your exams to at least scrape through (if not do really well).

8 I hope that helped! Matthew Vernon


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