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The Conditional Present
The Verbs of the 1st and the 2nd Group

There are four main verb moods (modes de temps) in French: the indicative, the subjunctive, the conditional, and the imperative. In this chapter, we will study the conditional. There are two tenses that use the conditional mood: the present conditional and the past conditional.

First, we will study the present conditional, its form and its use. In the first part, we will go through the form of the verbs. In this lesson, we will start covr the verbs of the 1st and 2nd group.

Verbs of the First Group

The verbs of the first group all end in “er” in the infinitive form. They are called regular because they all follow the same conjugation rule except for a few verbs. Note that even though the verb “aller” ends in “er”, it does not belong to the verbs of the first group; it belongs to the third group.

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