Surprendre – to surprise

French Verb Conjugations

  Present Imperfect Future Conditional Subjunctive Imperfect subj.
je surprends surprenais surprendrai surprendrais surprenne surprisse
tu surprends surprenais surprendras surprendrais surprennes surprisses
il surprend surprenait surprendra surprendrait surprenne surprît
nous surprenons surprenions surprendrons surprendrions surprenions surprissions
vous surprenez surpreniez surprendrez surprendriez surpreniez surprissiez
ils surprennent surprenaient surprendront surprendraient surprennent surprissent
  Passé composé Past perfect Future perfect Past conditional Past subjunctive Pluperfect subj.
j’ ai surpris avais surpris aurai surpris aurais surpris aie surpris eusse surpris
tu as surpris avais surpris auras surpris aurais surpris aies surpris eusses surpris
il a surpris avait surpris aura surpris aurait surpris ait surpris eût surpris
nous avons surpris avions surpris aurons surpris aurions surpris ayons surpris eussions surpris
vous avez surpris aviez surpris aurez surpris auriez surpris ayez surpris eussiez surpris
ils ont surpris avaient surpris auront surpris auraient surpris aient surpris eussent surpris
  Passé simple Past anterior Imperative Participles  
je / j’ surpris eus surpris   (tu) surprends   Present surprenant
tu surpris eus surpris   (nous) surprenons   Past surpris
il surprit eut surpris   (vous) surprenez   Perfect ayant surpris
nous surprîmes eûmes surpris   Past imperative    
vous surprîtes eûtes surpris   (tu) aie surpris Past infinitive
ils surprirent eurent surpris   (nous) ayons surpris   avoir surpris
        (vous) ayez surpris    

  Surprendre is an irregular -re verb – it’s conjugated according to the prendre pattern.

Does être surpris need the subjunctive?

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