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Grammar for dummies 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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