Future tenses in French
Types of future tenses in French
|In English||In French|
|Near future||Futur composé|
|Simple future||Futur simple|
|Future perfect||Futur antérieur|
Choosing the right future tense in French
- The future composé is used to talk about the near future and planned actions that will happen shortly.
- The futur simple is used in the same way as the future tense in English.
- The futur antérieur is equivalent to the future perfect tense in English. It expresses that a future action will be finished prior to another future action.
- The conditionnel tense describes the future from a past perspective.
Examples of future tense sentences in French
|Futur composé||Sandrine va aller au cinéma.||Sandrine is going to the cinema.|
|Futur simple||Je lui dirai de venir à la fête.||I will tell her to come to the party.|
|Futur antérieur||Elle aura préparé le repas.||She will have prepared the meal.|
|Conditionnel||On m'a dit qu'elle viendrait.||They told me that she would come.|
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