Present Tense Conjugations Quiz
In English we have two ways to express the present tense
- Simple present: I play tennis
- Continuous present: I am playing tennis
In French there is only one tense : le présent – facile!!
When translating from English, make sure you translate the correct verb: always choose the -ing.
- I am playing tennis = Je joue (NOT am)
- They are watching TV = Ils regardent (NOT are)
- He is speaking French = Il parle (NOT is)
There are 3 main groups of regular verbs, which conjugate as follows
If only life were as simple as that!
French is bursting with irregular verbs, in fact, most of the verbs you commonly use don’t follow the rules!
Some change their vowels…
DEVOIR – must
Il / elle dois
Some pick up an accent…
ACHETER – to buy
Il / elle achète
Others double their consonant…
JETER – to throw
Il / elle jette
And some seem to defy all rhyme and reason (see avoir/être for example)
How well do you know your present tense conjugations?
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