MYTUTOR SUBJECT ANSWERS

313 views

How can you form the future tense in French?

In French, you can use two future tenses. The first one which requires aller + infinitive is used to express a future event which is going to happen in the near future or at a known time. For example, 'ja vais aller au cinema aujourd'hui' literally means 'I'm going to go to the cinema..' In order to form this tense, you would simply conjugate the verb according to the subject, i.e-'je' requires 'vais' and then add the verb of the action you are about to do in the infinitive, this being 'aller' in this case.

The second future tense in French, which translates as 'I will + verb' in English, simply requires a conjugation. For regular French verbs such as 'arriver' you would simply take its infinitive and then add the following endings: ai, as, a, ons, ez, ont. To say 'they will arrive' for instance, you simply need to conjugate 'arriver' with 'ont' to produce 'ils arriveront.' For irregular verbs such as 'avoir' you will simply need to learn their stem for the future tense and then add the ending that agrees with the subject. 'Aur' is the stem, so to say 'I will have' you would conjugate it as 'j'aurai.' 

 

Irini P. GCSE French tutor, A Level French tutor, GCSE Spanish tutor,...

2 years ago

Answered by Irini, a GCSE French tutor with MyTutor

Still stuck? Get one-to-one help from a personally interviewed subject specialist

107 SUBJECT SPECIALISTS

£18 /hr

Masha M.

Degree: Modern Languages and Cultures (French and Spanish) with a Year Abroad (Bachelors) - Durham University

Subjects offered: French, Spanish

French
Spanish

“Hello! My name is Masha and I'm a first year student studying French and Spanish at Durham university. Learning foreign languages is something that really interests me, and I really hope that I can share that passion with you through...”

MyTutor guarantee

£18 /hr

Jenny M.

Degree: Biological and Medical Sciences (Bachelors) - Liverpool University

Subjects offered: French, Science+ 3 more

French
Science
Maths
Chemistry
Biology

“First year studying Biomedical Sciences at Liverpool University, looking to tutor in Biology, Chemistry, Maths and French.”

£24 /hr

Rachael S.

Degree: French and Spanish (Bachelors) - Cambridge University

Subjects offered: French, Spanish+ 6 more

French
Spanish
Religious Studies
History
Extended Project Qualification
English Literature
-Personal Statements-

“Second year languages student at the University of Cambridge, offering high quality tuition in a wide range of subject areas!”

About the author

£20 /hr

Irini P.

Degree: French and Spanish-Modern Languages (Bachelors) - Durham University

Subjects offered: French, Spanish+ 2 more

French
Spanish
Extended Project Qualification
English Literature

“Budding linguist at Durham University, here to help you achieve perfection!”

You may also like...

Posts by Irini

How can you form the future tense in French?

How do you form the imperfect subjunctive in Spanish?

How do you go about conducting research and finding a question for your EPQ?

How would you structure your paragraphs in an essay?

Other GCSE French questions

When should I use passé composé and when should I use the imperfect tense?

What is the difference between independent and mutually-exclusive events?

How do I use the perfect and imperfect tenses?

How do you form the simple future tense?

View GCSE French tutors

Cookies:

We use cookies to improve our service. By continuing to use this website, we'll assume that you're OK with this. Dismiss

mtw:mercury1:status:ok