Hello! I’ve been inundated recently with messages from lovely studyblrs asking me to post the verbs from my French verb wall - so voilá! I’m really sorry for the delay, I’ve been meaning to get around to it for ages, but what with oral exams, art projects, geography projects, graduation planning and general Head Girl stuff it’s been hectic.
I hope these help a few of you out, I know from experience how difficult it is to find a concise collection of all the French verbs (or certainly those necessary for the Leaving Cert/similar exams). I love having these stuck up on my wall beside my desk, they make French homework an absolute doddle. And by the way, my mum is a French teacher, so you can rest assured that this isn’t a load of ol’ inaccurate baloney!
I know I haven’t covered the Subjunctive on this blog yet, but for some of you this is review. I hope I can make this as clear as I can (because anyone who studies French knows how murky the water can be).
The Subjunctive uses:
To express doubt
To express an attitude
To express and opinion
To imply a hypothesis
How to Conjugate the verbs:
Conjugate your verb for the 3rd person noun (Ils/Elles). For Nous and Vous, use their “Imparfait” endings
Take off the ending -ENT and add the following endings
Regular -ER verbs
Regular -IR verbs
Regular -RE verbs
3. Enjoy the easiest part of the Subjunctive because it’s about to get real.
4. Cry because of all of the irregular verbs
Aller -> aille, ailles, aille, allions, alliez, aillent
Avoir -> aie, aies, ait, ayons, ayez, aient
Être -> sois, sois, soit, soyons, soyez, soient
Faire -> fasse, fasses, fasse, fassions, fassiez, fassent
Pouvoir -> puisse, puisses, puisse, puissions, puissiez, puissent