Mode indicatif

French indicative mood

The French indicative mood, le mode indicatif or simply l'indicatif, is the most common of the four French verb moods and is used when discussing facts or certainties.

There are eight tenses within le mode indicatif, two of which are literary.

  1. Le Présent
  2. Le Passé composé
  3. L'Imparfait
  4. Le Plus-que-parfait
  5. Le Futur simple
  6. Le Futur antérieur
  7. Le Passé simple (literary)
  8. Le Passé antérieur (literary, archaic)
     

Related lesson: Tense / Mood

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