How to form the Futur Simple [+5 Examples & Quiz]

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In this French grammar lesson, you will learn about how to form the futur simple.

In this lesson you will learn about:

  • how to form the futur simple in French
  • how the futur simple is used in sentences in French
  • how you can quiz yourself on how to form the futur simple
  • how to practice with flashcards on how to form the futur simple
  • how and why you should use the courses of Language Atlas to learn French

Please refer to the French B1 Curriculum to get a better overview of French grammar, if you are curious about how this fits in the overall structure of French B1.

By the end of the lesson you will know all about how to form the futur simple!

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How to form the Futur Simple

new ending

Please note that the new endings (ai, as, a, ons, ez, ont) are almost the same as avoir conjugated in the present tense.

The 2 Step Method To Forming the Futur Simple

In order to form the futur simple one must:

  1. Find the infinitive (full verb)
  2. Add the new ending (ai, as, a, ons, ez, ont)

The verb parler means to “to speak” in English.

We will take this verb and conjugate it in the “je” form using the two step method.

  1. parler

The full verb of “to speak” is parler in French

  1. parlerai

When we add the new ending ai, the final conjugated form will be parlerai.

So when you wish to say “I will speak” in French you get:

Je parlerai

This method works for most verbs (-er and -ir verbs), however there are some exceptions.

Verbs that end with -re conjugate a bit differently, and so do the irregular verbs.

However, you will meet them as you progress.

So, take this lesson as a rule of thumb, but not as an absolute rule.

Example Sentences with the Futur Simple

The final section of this lesson on how to form the futur simple is about seeing the futur simple in action.

This is valuable because you can improve your understanding on how to form the futur simple through examples.



I will listen.


Je crois que tu chanteras pour nous demain.

I believe that you will sing for us tomorrow.


Tom ne changera jamais.

Tom will never change.


Visiterez-vous le musée demain ?

Will you visit the museum tomorrow?


Ils choisiront la semaine prochaine.

They will choose next week.

Quiz Yourself on How to Form the Futur Simple

At the end of every lesson you can do a small quiz.

You will see the sentences of the previous chapter.

You will either need to fill in the blanks, choose the correct multiple choice option, or both.

It is up to you to give the correct answer.

Once you are done the correct answer will be shown.

You can redo the quiz as many times as you want!

How to Practice With Flashcards for This Lesson

Using flashcards is an absolute necessity when it comes to learning a language!

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Please read our article on how to learn a new language for more information.

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  1. Anki
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