Verb Timeline

Tableau chronologique de verbes français

This table shows how all 24 French verb tenses and moods fit together. Click any link for a detailed lesson on that tense-mood combination.

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    PAST TENSES    PRESENT TENSES    FUTURE TENSES
PERSONAL MOODS  
     Indicative   compound past
[ simple past ]
imperfect
pluperfect
[ past anterior ]
  present   future
future perfect
             
Subjunctive   past subjunctive
[ imperfect subj ]
[ pluperfect subj ]
  subjunctive   ( subjunctive )
             
Imperative   past imperative   imperative   ( imperative )
             
Conditional   past conditional
[ past conditional 2 ]
  conditional   ( conditional )
             
IMPERSONAL MOODS            
  Infinitive   past infinitive   infinitive   future infinitive
             
Participle   past participle
perfect participle
  present participle   future participle
             

 Notes

Personal moods have different conjugations for each subject, while impersonal moods have only one form.

( Parentheses ) indicate present tense verb forms which are also used for the future.

[ Brackets ] indicate literary equivalents.

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1 Response

  1. Radhika 22 January 2017 / 11:55

    This is simply amazing! Very handy

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