Regular French Verb Patterns

Using the verb, to speak, “parler”, I’d like to show the verb pattern that I notice for the top 8 tenses. When I see a conjugated regular verb, I know the tense based on the pattern. I think that after looking at the order in which the conjugations are presented, you will also see the pattern and easily adopt its use.

Tense I (Je)
Past Conditional I would have spoken J’aurais parlé
Pluperfect I had spoken J’avais parlé
Passé Composé I have spoken J’ais parlé
Imperfect I was speaking Je parlais
Present I speak Je parle
Future I will speak Je parlerai
Conditional I would speak Je parlerais
Future Perfect I will have spoken J’aurai parlé
Tense We (Nous)
Past Conditional We would have spoken Nous aurions parlé
Pluperfect We had spoken Nous avions parlé
Passé Composé We were speaking Nous avons parlé
Imperfect We spoke Nous parlions
Present We speak Nous parlons
Future We will speak Nous parlerons
Conditional We would speak Nous parlerions
Future Perfect We will have spoken Nous aurons parlé
Tense You (Tu – familiar) 
Past Conditional You would have spoken Tu aurais parlé
Pluperfect You had spoken Tu avais parlé
Passé Composé You were speaking Tu as parlé
Imperfect You spoke Tu parlais
Present You speak Tu parles
Future You will speak Tu parleras
Conditional You would speak Tu parlerais
Future Perfect You will have spoken Tu auras parlé
Tense You (Vous)
Past Conditional You would have spoken Vou auriez parlé
Pluperfect You had spoken Vous aviez parlé
Passé Composé You were speaking Vous avez parlé
Imperfect You spoke Vous parliez
Present You speak Vous parlez
Future You will speak Vous parlerez
Conditional You would speak Vous parleriez
Future Perfect You will have spoken Vous aurez parlé
Tense He/She/One (Il/Elle/On)
Past Conditional He would have spoken Il aurait parlé
Pluperfect He had spoken Il avait parlé
Passé Composé He was speaking Il a parlé
Imperfect He spoke Il parlait
Present He speaks Il parle
Future He will speak Il parlera
Conditional He would speak Il parlerait
Future Perfect He will have spoken Il aura parlé
Tense They (Ils/Elles)
Past Conditional They would have spoken Ils auraient parlé
Pluperfect They had spoken Ils avaient parlé
Passé Composé They were speaking Ils ont parlé
Imperfect They spoke Ils parlaient
Present They speak Ils parlent
Future They will speak Ils parleront
Conditional They would speak Ils parleraient
Future Perfect They will have spoken Ils auront parlé
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