• French grammar
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  • 1 French alphabet
  • 2 French pronunciation and phonetics [0/7]
  • 3 Nature and function of French words [0/23]
  • Multiple choice exercise about the nature of French words (Score -/-)Free
  • Multiple choice questions about the function of French words (Score -/-)Free
  • 3.1 The subject in French [0/3]
  • 3.2 The apostrophe and apposition in French [0/2]
  • 3.3 The complement object in French [0/12]
  • 3.4 The circumstancial complement in French [0/2]
  • 3.5 The agent complement in French [0/2]
  • 4 French articles [0/9]
  • 5 French nouns [0/13]
  • 6 French pronouns [0/20]
  • Multiple choice questions about the pronouns in French (Score -/-)Free
  • 6.1 French personal pronouns - je, tu, il [0/3]
  • 6.2 French possessive pronouns - le mien, le tien [0/2]
  • 6.3 French reflexive pronouns - me, te, se [0/2]
  • 6.4 French demonstrative pronouns - celui, celle, ceux [0/2]
  • 6.5 French relative pronouns - qui, que, qu' [0/4]
  • 6.6 French indefinite pronouns - tout, chacun [0/2]
  • 6.7 French interrogative pronouns - qui, que, lequel [0/2]
  • 6.8 French adverbial pronouns - en, y [0/2]
  • 7 French adjectives [0/17]
  • Multiple choice questions about the epithet, attribute in French (Score -/-)Free
  • 7.1 Endings of regular and irregular French adjectives [0/3]
  • 7.2 Comparative and superlative of French adjectives [0/3]
  • 7.3 Placement of French adjectives [0/2]
  • 7.4 French possessive adjectives - mon, ton, son [0/4]
  • 7.5 French demonstrative adjectives - ce, cette [0/2]
  • 7.6 French indefinite adjectives - toutes, quelques [0/2]
  • 8 French adverbs [0/18]
  • Drag and drop exercise about the adverbs (Score -/-)Free
  • Fill in the blank exercise about the regular form of the adverbs (Score -/-)Free
  • Fill in the blank exercise about the irregular adverbs (Score -/-)Free
  • 8.1 Adverbs of place in French [0/2]
  • 8.2 Adverbs of time in French [0/2]
  • 8.3 Adverbs of manner in French [0/2]
  • 8.4 Adverbs of quantity in French [0/2]
  • 8.5 Adverbs of reason in French [0/2]
  • 8.6 Placement of adverbs in French [0/2]
  • 8.7 Comparative of French adverbs [0/2]
  • 8.8 Difference adjectives and adverbs in French [0/1]
  • 9 French prepositions [0/10]
  • 10 French verbs [0/135]
  • 10.1 Tenses and moods in French [0/63]
  • 10.1.1 Indicative in French [0/26]
  • 10.1.1.1 Present tense in French [0/2]
  • 10.1.1.2 Past tenses in French [0/13]
  • 10.1.1.3 Future tenses in French [0/11]
  • 10.1.2 Subjunctive in French (le Subjonctif) [0/11]
  • 10.1.3 Conditional in French (le conditionnel) [0/10]
  • 10.1.4 Imperative in French [0/3]
  • 10.1.5 Infinitive in French [0/4]
  • 10.1.6 Gerund in French [0/2]
  • 10.1.7 Present participle in French [0/3]
  • 10.1.8 Past participle in French [0/4]
  • 10.2 French auxiliary verbs (avoir, être) [0/11]
  • 10.3 Modal verbs in French [0/17]
  • Fill in the blank exercise for the modal verbs in French (Score -/-)Free
  • 10.3.1 Conjugation of pouvoir (can) in French [0/4]
  • 10.3.2 Conjugation of devoir (should) in French [0/4]
  • 10.3.3 conjugation of vouloir (want) in French [0/4]
  • 10.3.4 Conjugation of savoir (to know) in French [0/4]
  • 10.4 Passive voice in French [0/4]
  • 10.5 Reflexive verbs in French [0/4]
  • 10.6 Irregular verbs in French [0/24]
  • Fill in the blanks exercise of the irregular verbs in French (Score -/-)Free
  • Fill in the blanks exercise of the irregular verbs in French II (Score -/-)Free
  • 10.6.1 Conjugation of venir (to come) in French [0/4]
  • 10.6.2 conjugation of aller (to go) in French [0/4]
  • 10.6.3 conjugation of faire (to do) in French [0/4]
  • 10.6.4 conjugation of prendre (to take) in French [0/3]
  • 10.6.5 conjugation of voir (to see) in French [0/3]
  • 10.6.6 Conjugation of partir (to leave) in French [0/4]
  • 10.7 Regular verbs in French [0/8]
  • 10.8 Reported Speech in French [0/4]
  • 11 French sentence structure [0/25]
  • Multiple choice questions about the sentence structure in French (Score -/-)Free
  • 11.1 The phrases in French [0/5]
  • 11.2 The forms of phrases in French [0/7]
  • 11.3 The types of phrases in French [0/8]
  • 11.4 The propositions in French [0/4]
  • 12 French si clauses [0/3]
  • The verb pouvoir (can) expresses

    • possibility
    • capacity

    Here you will find an overview of all conjugations of the verb pouvoir.

    How is the French verb pouvoir conjugated?

    Infinitive 

    présent  passé
    pouvoir  avoir pu 

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    Indicative tenses 

    Présent Passé Composé Imparfait Plus-que-parfait

    je peux

    j'ai pu

    je pouvais

    j'avais pu

    tu peux

    tu as pu tu pouvais tu avais pu

    il/elle/on peut

    il/elle/on a pu il/elle/on pouvait il/elle/on avait pu

    nous pouvons

    nous avons pu nous pouvions nous avions pu

    vous pouvez

    vous avez pu vous pouviez vous aviez pu

    ils/elles peuvent

    ils/elles ont pu ils/elles pouvaient

    ils/elles avaient pu

    Passé Simple Passé Antérieur Futur Composé Futur Simple Futur Antérieur

    je pus

    j'eus pu

    je vais pouvoir

    je pourrai

    j'aurai pu

    tu pus

    tu eus pu tu vas pouvoir tu pourras tu auras pu

    il/elle/on put

    il/elle/on eut pu il/elle/on va pouvoir il/elle/on pourra il/elle/on aura pu

    nous pûmes

    nous eûmes pu nous allons pouvoir nous pourrons nous aurons pu

    vous pûtes

    vous eûtes pu vous allez pouvoir vous pourrez vous aurez pu

    ils/elles purent

    ils/elles eurent pu ils/elles vont pouvoir ils/elles pourront ils/elles auront pu

    Conditional tenses 

    Présent Passé

    je  pourrais

    j’ aurais pu

    tu  pourrais

    tu aurais pu

    il/elle pourrait

    il/elle aurait pu

    nous pourrions

    nous aurions pu

    vous pourriez

    vous auriez pu

    ils/elles pourraient

    ils/elles auraient pu

    enlightened'Pouvoir' conjuguated in the conditional tenses is translated as 'could'. 

    • J'aurais pu avoir une bonne note. (I could have had a good mark.)

    Subjunctive tenses 

    Présent Passé Imparfait Plus-que-parfait

    que je puisse

    que j’aie pu

    que je pusse

    que j’eusse pu

    que tu puisses

    que tu aies pu que tu pusses que tu eusses pu

    qu’il/elle puisse

    qu’il/elle ait pu qu’il/elle pût qu’il/elle eût pu

    que nous puissions

    que nous ayons pu que nous pussions que nous eussions pu

    que vous puissiez

    que vous ayez pu que vous pussiez que vous eussiez pu

    qu’ils/elles puissent

    qu’ils/elles aient pu qu’ils/elles pussent qu’ils/elles eussent pu

    Participle

    présent  passé
    pouvant  (ayant) pu

    Gerund

    Présent passé 
    en pouvant  en ayant pu