French Grammar


Indicative tenses: futur proche

It expresses an action that is to take place in a moment. It consists of the tense form of the verb aller (to go) + the infinitive:

singulier pluriel
1 vais parler allons parler
2 vas parler allez parler
3 va parler vont parler

The same verb aller in imparfait in conjunction with infinitives expresses an action that was about to take place in the past (so-called futur proche dans le passé):

j'allait parler - I was just about to speak

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