The future tense is a tense that can be used to talk about... well, the future. We can say what will happen and what you will do. In this course, we'll be exploring how we can use this tense in the structure of a question, and then we'll dissect it and form non-questions and negative statements.
The good news about the future tense is that its meilleur ami (best friend) is the conditional. The conditional stems (if you're not sure what this term means, have a quick recap of Structure 8) are exactly the same as the future tense stems. This means we don't have to do much learning, all we need to know is what endings we have to add to the stems. The verbs that are irregular in the conditional are the exact same verbs that are irregular in the future tense.
Now, the future tense in English is basically the word will, or in the negative, it's the word won't. We can say things like:
- I will see Marie tomorrow
- Where will you go?
- What will he do?
- They won't buy that
- She won't arrive before 5pm
As useful as this tense is in English, it's even more useful in French. The reason is because there are more occasions in French where you need to employ the future tense than there are in English. This might sound strange now, but once you're in the midst of Building Structures in French - Structure 9, it'll all make sense.
Alors, sans plus attendre, commençons avec la neuvième structure.
So, without further delay, let's start with the ninth structure.
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