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GRAMMAR FOR DUMMIES
LE FUTUR PROCHE
In French there are two tenses for the future tense, just like in English (you can say « i’m going to go » and « i will go » they both express a notion of future.
« Futur proche » is like « i am going to go ». The good news is that it’s the easiest tense the French have, as there is NO exception.
In French there is a rule that says that when there are two verbs in a row, the second one is always infinitive.
The structure :
In a positive sentence :
ALLER (present tense) + a verb (infinitive)
Je vais aller _ (I am going to go)
Tu vas aller _ (you’re going to go)
Il / elle va aller _ (he / she is going to go)
Nous allons aller _ (we are going to go)
Vous allez aller _ (you are going to go)
Ils /elles vont aller _ (they are going to go)
Other examples :
Je vais manger chez mes grands parents.
Elle va dormir chez ses amies.
On va faire du vélo ce week end.
In a negative sentence :
The first verb of the two always gets the negation. (Note that the same thing happens in English)
Je ne vais pas aller _ (I’m not going to go)
Tu ne vas pas aller _ (You are not going to go)
Il / elle ne va pas aller _ (He / She is not going to go)
Nous n’allons pas aller _ (We are not going to go)
Vous n’allez pas aller _ (You are not going to go)
Ils / elles ne vont pas aller _ (They are not going to go)
In a question :
Est ce que tu vas partir pour les vacances ?
Quand est ce qu’elle va aller dans le Sud ?
Pourquoi est ce que vous allez manger sans eux ?
Où est ce que tu vas déjeuner ?
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