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14- French present (le présent)

The present tense in French is a verb tense used to describe actions, states, or habits that are happening at the moment of speaking or are generally true. Here is an explanation of the present tense in French: Formation of the present: For regular verbs, the conjugation of the present tense involves removing the infinitive ending (-er, -ir, -re) and adding appropriate endings based on the subject (je, tu, il/elle/on, nous, vous, ils/elles). Example (verb "parler" - to speak): Je parle (I speak) Tu parles (You speak) Il/Elle/On parle (He/She/One speaks) Nous parlons (We speak) Vous parlez (You speak) Ils/Elles parlent (They speak) Usage of the present: - Describing habitual or recurrent actions: "Je lis chaque soir" (I read every evening). - Stating general truths or universal facts: "La terre tourne autour du soleil" (The Earth revolves around the sun). - Expressing ongoing actions in the present moment: "Je mange maintenant" (I am eating now). - Indicating planned actions in the near future: "Je pars demain" (I am leaving tomorrow). Irregular verbs: Some verbs have irregular conjugations in the present tense and need to be learned individually. Example (verb "être" - to be): Je suis (I am) Tu es (You are) Il/Elle/On est (He/She/One is) Nous sommes (We are) Vous êtes (You are) Ils/Elles sont (They are) The present tense is a fundamental tense in French and is often the first verb tense studied when learning the language. It is essential for daily communication and understanding French in various context. In French, verbs are classified into three groups based on their conjugation for the present tense. Here are the endings for each group: First group (-er): AIMER : J'aime, tu aimes, il (elle, on) aime, nous aimons, vous aimez, ils (elles) aiment Second group (-ir): FINIR: Je finis, tu finis, il/elle/on finit, nous finissons, vous finissez, ils/elles finissent Third group (varied endings, including -ir, -re, -oir, -ir, -oir): PRENDRE : Je prends, tu prends, il/elle/on prend, nous prenons, vous prenez, ils/elles prennent

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Question 1

Je __________ (chanter) sous la douche.

Question 2

Elle __________ (réfléchir) à son avenir.

Question 3

Ils __________ (écouter) de la musique.

Question 4

Tu __________ (prendre) ton temps !

Question 5

Elle __________ (apprendre) le français.

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