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1 French The Present Tense This PowerPoint was created by Matthew Vernon, 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 IrregularsThe 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 Person ER IR RE je -e -is -s tu -es il/elle -itnous-ons-issonsvous-ez-issezils/elles-ent-issent
5 être avoir The Useful Irregulars Je suis I am J’ai I have Tu es You areIl/elle est He/she isNous sommes We areVous êtes You areIls/elles sont They areavoirJ’ai I haveTu as You haveIl/elle a He/she hasNous avons We haveVous avez You haveIls/elles ont They have
6 pouvoir vouvoir The Useful Irregulars Je peux I can Tu peux You can Il/elle peut He/she canNous pouvons We canVous pouvez You canIls/elles peuvent They canvouvoirJe veux I wantTu veux You wantIl/elle veut He/she wantsNous voulons We wantVous voulez You wantIls/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).
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