The future tense expresses what the subject will do or is going to do in the future

The future tense expresses what the subject will do or is going to do in the future

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The future tense expresses what the subject will do or is going to do in the future. It also describes  what action will or is going to take place at a future time.  Although the future tense is usually used for events taking place in the future, the present tense in  French may be used to refer to an action that will take place very soon or to ask for future  instructions. Il part tôt . (He will be leaving early.)  Je prends le bus?  (Shall I take the bus?)  In addition, you can express an imminent action in the near future by conjugating the verb  aller  (to  go) in the present tense and adding the infinitive of the action the speaker will perform. Keep in mind  that the irregular present tense of aller is 
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Unformatted text preview: je vais, tu vas, il va, nous allons, vous allez , and ils vont . Il va aller loin . (He's going to go far.) Ils vont jouer . (They are going to play.) Otherwise, use the future tense in the following cases: To express what will happen: Je russirai . (I will succeed.) After quand (when), lorsque (when), ds que (as soon as), and aussitt que (as soon as), when referring to a future action, even if the present tense is used in English: Quand (Lorsque, Ds que, Aussitt que) nous aurons beaucoup d'argent, nous irons en France . (When [As soon as] we have a lot of money, we will go to France.)...
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This note was uploaded on 11/09/2011 for the course FR 101 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at Texas State.

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