Past Anterior

French past anteriorThe past anterior is the literary equivalent of the past perfect and is usually preceded by a conjunction such as après que or quand.

   

Past Imperative

French past imperativeTo give an order for something to be done before something else or by a certain time, you can use the French past imperative.

   

   

   

   

   

   

Pluperfect Subjunctive

French pluperfect subjunctiveThe rarest French verb form is the pluperfect subjunctive. It's a literary tense, meaning that it's reserved for formal, written French - mainly literature, but also history and journalism.

   

   

Pronominal Verbs

French grammarThe grammatical term "pronominal" means "relating to a pronoun." You already know that conjugated verbs always need a subject pronoun (except in the case of the imperative), but pronominal verbs need a reflexive pronoun as well.

   

Regular -er Verbs

Regular -er French verb conjugationsThere are several thousand verbs that end in -er, the largest category of regular French verbs. To conjugate them, remove the infinitive ending and then add the appropriate -er verb ending.