Conjugate -dre and -re verbs in Le Futur (future tense)

-DRE and -RE verbs follow the same pattern in Futur Simple.

Have a look at prendre and rire in Futur Simple :

PRENDRE (to take)

je

prendrai

tu

prendras

il / elle / on     

prendra

nous

prendrons 

vous

prendrez

ils/elles

prendront

RIRE (to laugh)

je

rirai

tu

riras

il / elle / on     

rira

nous

rirons 

vous

rirez

ils/elles

riront

To form Futur Simple of verbs ending in -DRE and -RE in French, you must:

remove the last -e from the infinitive

- replace it with the following endings-ai, -as, -a, -ons, -ez, -ont

 Listen to these examples:

Je lirai ce livre demain.
I will read that book tomorrow.

Prendras-tu l'avion ou le car ?
Will you take the plane or the coach ?

Il lui dira.
He will tell him.

On boira avec des pailles.
We will drink with straws.

Nous prendrons le train à 9 heures.
We will take the train at 9.

Vous vendrez votre sofa pour acheter votre guitare.
You will sell your sofa to buy your guitar.

Perdront-ils le match?
Will they lose the game?

 

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Demain, je connaîtrai ma leçon par cœur.
Tomorrow, I'll know my lesson by heart.


On boira avec des pailles.
We will drink with straws.


Vous vendrez votre sofa pour acheter votre guitare.
You will sell your sofa to buy your guitar.


Prendras-tu l'avion ou le car ?
Will you take the plane or the coach ?


dire


Il lui dira.
He will tell him.


lire


Je lirai ce livre demain.
I will read that book tomorrow.


perdre


Perdront-ils le match?
Will they lose the game?


prendre


Nous prendrons le train à 9 heures.
We will take the train at 9.


Q&A Forum 3 questions, 4 answers

RobC1

ut isn’t this just following the normal rule for -re verbs in le futur?

Asked 3 months ago
CécileKwiziq language super starCorrect answer

Hi Rob,

Prendre (and all its derivatives- apprendre, comprendre, dépendre, entreprendre, surprendre etc...)

is an irregular verb and conjugates differently from regular verbs ending in RE.

The past participle is pris and even in the present tense the first person plural will be -

nous prenons, ( not nous prendons)

so the imperfect will be different even if the future tense looks the same.

Hope this helps!

 

RobC1

But isn’t this just following the normal rule for -re verbs in le futur?

ut isn’t this just following the normal rule for -re verbs in le futur?

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JanB1

Why not the present tense in vous prendrez du sucre

Asked 1 year ago
AurélieKwiziq language super star
Bonjour Jan ! You could use either, it means slightly different things: "Vous prenez du sucre ?" -> Do you [always] take sugar? "Vous prendrez du sucre ?" -> Will you take sugar [with this]? I hope that's helpful! À bientôt !

Why not the present tense in vous prendrez du sucre

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Padawans?

C'est quoi Padawans?
Asked 2 years ago
AurélieKwiziq language super star
Bonjour Meghna ! In the Star Wars mythology, a Padawan is a Jedi apprentice, a child who's learning to control the Force ;) À bientôt !

Padawans?

C'est quoi Padawans?

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