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French Present Tense - Présent

The present tense explains what is happening now, or what happens in general. There are five different moods within the French present tense.

Present Tense
The French present tense, called le présent or le présent de l'indicatif, is quite similar in usage to the English present tense.

Present Participle
The French present participle is the verb form that ends in -ant and is far less common that its English counterpart. The French present participle may be an adjective, gerund, noun, or verb.

(Present) Imperative
Learn how to give commands with the French imperative.

(Present) Conditional
The conditional is, in my opinion, one of the simplest French conjugations. There is only one set of endings for all verbs, and most of them - even many which are irregular in the present tense - use their infinitive as the root.

(Present) Subjunctive
Learn how to use the French subjunctive.

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