How to form and use the futur simple in French: easy animated video explanation w practice work

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The future tense, or in French the futur simple,  

is very easy for regular verbs. This video will  show you when to use it    and how to form it.

The future in English is usually a compound tense;  which means it takes two verbs to form it. For us,  

the auxiliary (or helping verb) is “will”  and then we use the regular form of the  

verb. The future tense of the English verb  “to speak,” for example, is “will speak.”

Side note: even though the meanings  are very similar, in English there is  

a difference between the future “I will speak”  and the future “I am going to speak.” It’s the  

same in French. By conjugating “aller” for  your subject and then using the infinitive,  

you are literally saying “going to [verb].”  For instance, “I am going to pay,” would be “je  

vais payer,” in French, which is a totally  acceptable shortcut for the future tense.

However, this video explains the futur  simple, which is the equivalent of  

saying “will” instead of “going to”. Since  this is a simple tense, and not compound,  

there is no auxiliary verb; the “will” from  English is included in the conjugation.  

So a sentence that is 3 words long in  English will only be two words in French:  

I will speak is Je parlerai, there  is no separate word for “will.”

Good news: the futur simple is one of the  easiest conjugations to form. The steps are: 

1. Get infinitive of verb. You don’t  need a conjugation or to drop letters;  

just the infinitive. Then, add these endings.

Do you notice anything familiar about these?  Except for the nous and vous form, they are  

the same as the present tense conjugation of  avoir, which you probably already have memorized.

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