French Grammar


Indicative tenses: passé simple

This time refers to accomplished activities that took place in the distant past. We only use it in writing, there is no use in spoken language. Formation:

Conjugation I (parler):

singulier pluriel
1 parlai parlâmes
2 parlas parlâtes
3 parla parlèrent

Conjugation II (finir):

singulier pluriel
1 finis finîmes
2 finis finîtes
3 finit finirent

in the 3rd conjugation it is formed irregularly.

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