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