Conjugate pouvoir in Le Futur (future tense)

The verb pouvoir in Futur Simple has an irregular stem : pourr-

je

pourrai

tu

pourras

il / elle / on     

pourra

nous

pourrons  

vous

pourrez

ils/elles

pourront

To conjugate the irregular verb pouvoir (to be able to) in Futur Simple, you use:

pourr- + the following endings: -ai, -as, -a, -ons, -ez, -ont

Look at these examples:

Je pourrai nager après les leçons.
I'll be able to swim after the lessons.

Tu pourras m'aider plus tard?
Will you be able to help me later?

Il pourra bientôt parler russe.
He will soon be able to speak Russian.

Nous pourrons bientôt parler français.
We'll soon be able to speak French.

Vous pourrez compter un jour.
You will be able to count one day.

Pourront-ils trouver la sortie?
Will they be able to find the exit?

 

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Tu pourras m'aider plus tard?
Will you be able to help me later?


Vous pourrez compter un jour.
You will be able to count one day.


Je pourrai nager après les leçons.
I'll be able to swim after the lessons.


Pourront-ils trouver la sortie?
Will they be able to find the exit?


Nous pourrons bientôt parler français.
We'll soon be able to speak French.


Il pourra bientôt parler russe.
He will soon be able to speak Russian.


Q&A Forum 3 questions, 3 answers

SamA1Kwiziq community member

Sentence variation

This is the original sentence. Il pourra bientôt parler russe

But are the following two also correct?

Il pourra parler russe bientôt

Il pourra parler bientôt russe



Asked 2 weeks ago

Sentence variation

This is the original sentence. Il pourra bientôt parler russe

But are the following two also correct?

Il pourra parler russe bientôt

Il pourra parler bientôt russe



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ChanB2Kwiziq community member

Why does "bientôt" comes in between "pourra" and "parler"?

Would someone be able to direct me to a lesson where I can learn why "bientôt" comes in between "pourra" and "parler" in the example: "Il pourra bientôt parler russe."
Asked 1 year ago
ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer
Usually the adverb follows the verb. The verb is "pourra", hence bientôt follows it.

-- Chris.

Why does "bientôt" comes in between "pourra" and "parler"?

Would someone be able to direct me to a lesson where I can learn why "bientôt" comes in between "pourra" and "parler" in the example: "Il pourra bientôt parler russe."

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Susan C1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Qu'est-ce c'est, irregular remote, s'il vous plaît?

Asked 3 years ago
LauraKwiziq team member
Bonjour Susan, Pardon, je l'ai corrigé - c'est la racine (root).
Susan C1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor
Merci, Laura! s.

Qu'est-ce c'est, irregular remote, s'il vous plaît?

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