The French for ask is the verb poser

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    French for ask is the regular ER verb poser, in the most practical verb table yet devised.

     

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    The 6 Simple Tenses of the conjugated verb poser - French for ask

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    Here you’ll learn the conjugations of poser, which is French for ask.
    • I ask.
    • you asked.
    • he will ask.
    • we would ask.
    • they may ask.

    The Verb Conjugation Tables below for poser, help you to practice your French verb drills both by PRONOUN (vertically), and by TENSE (horizontally). Repeat these over and over again.
  • VERB CONJUGATION TABLE poser
    Simple Tenses poser
    TENSE
    je/j’
    tu
    il
    nous
    vous
    ils
    Present
    Présent

    ask
    pose poses pose posons posez posent
    Past Imperfect
    Imparfait
    asked
    posais posais posait posions posiez posaient
    Simple Past
    Passé Simple

    asked
    posai posas posa posâmes posâtes posèrent
    Future
    Futur

    will ask
    poserai poseras posera poserons poserez poseront
    Conditional
    Conditionnel

    would ask
    poserais poserais poserait poserions poseriez poseraient
    Subjunctive
    Subjonctif

    may ask
    pose poses pose posions posiez posent
    Compound Tenses poser
    Present Perfect
    Passé Composé

    have asked
    ai posé as posé a posé avons posé avez posé ont posé
    Past Perfect
    Plus-que-Parfait

    had asked
    avais posé avais posé avait posé avions posé aviez posé avaient posé
    Future Perfect
    Futur Antérieur

    will have
    aurai posé auras posé aura posé aurons posé aurez posé auront posé
    Conditional Perfect
    Conditionnel Passé

    would have asked
    aurais posé aurais posé aurait posé aurions posé auriez posé auraient posé
    Imperative
    Imperatif

    ask!
    pose posons posez

    Present Indicative Tense conjugations of poser the French for ask
    présent de l’indicatif

    je pose
    - I ask
    tu poses
    - you ask - (familiar or informal)
    il, elle, on pose
    - he, she, it, one asks
    nous posons
    - we ask
    vous posez
    - you ask (formal or plural)
    ils, elles posent
    - they ask

    Imperfect Indicative Tense conjugations of poser, the French for ask
    imparfait de l’indicatif

    je posais
    - I asked
    - I was asking
    tu posais
    - you asked- (familiar or informal)
    - you were asking
    il, elle, on posait
    - he, she, it, one asked
    - he, she, it, one was asking
    nous posions
    - we asked
    - we were asking
    vous posiez
    - you asked- (formal or plural)
    - you were asking
    ils, elles posaient
    - they asked
    - they were asking

    Simple Past or Past Definite Tense conjugations of poser, the French for ask
    passé simple

    je posai
    - I asked
    tu posas
    - you asked- (familiar or informal)
    il, elle, on posa
    - he, she, it, one asked
    nous posâmes
    - we asked
    vous posâtes
    - you asked- (formal or plural)
    ils, elles posèrent
    they asked
    (The passé simple tense is mainly used in literature and books, and is rarely used in spoken French language).

    Future Tense conjugations of poser, the French for ask
    futur

    je poserai
    - I will ask
    tu poseras
    - you will ask (familiar or informal)
    il, elle, on posera
    - he, she, it, one will ask
    nous poserons
    - we will ask
    vous poserez
    - you will ask (formal or plural)
    ils, elles poseront
    - they will ask

    Conditional Tense conjugations of poser, the French for ask
    conditionnel

    je poserais
    - I would ask
    tu poserais
    - you would ask (familiar or informal)
    il, elle, on poserait
    - he, she, it, one would ask
    nous poserions
    - we would ask
    vous poseriez
    - you would ask (formal or plural)
    ils, elles poseraient
    - they would ask

    Present Subjunctive Tense conjugations of poser, the French for ask
    présent de subjonctif

    que je pose
    - that I may ask
    que tu poses
    - that you may ask(familiar or informal)
    qu’il, qu’elle, qu’on pose
    - that he, she, it, one may ask
    que nous posions
    - that we may ask
    que vous posiez
    - that you may ask(formal or plural)
    qu’ils, qu’elles posent
    - that they may ask

    The Four Compound Tenses of the French for verb poser - the verb ‘to ask’ in French

    Past Participle of poser is:
    posé -asked.

    Because the past participle is used with the various tenses of the verb - to have - avoir, to construct the four main compound tenses, its importance is highlighted. Once you have mastered avoir, you have mastered the key to constructing compound verbs in French.
    • I have asked
    • you had asked
    • he will have asked
    • we would have asked

    Compound Past, Present Perfect or Past Indefinite Tense conjugations of poser - French for ask
    passé composé

    Here’s the French for ask conjugated with all the pronouns in the present perfect tense.
    j’ai posé
    - I have asked or I did ask or
    - I asked
    tu as posé
    - you have asked or you did ask - (familiar or informal) or
    - you asked
    il, elle, on a posé
    - he, she, it, one has ask or did ask
    - he, she, it asked
    nous avons posé
    - we have asked or we did ask
    - we asked
    vous avez posé
    - you have asked or you did ask (formal or plural) or
    - or we asked
    ils, elles ont posé
    - they have asked or they did ask
    - they asked

    Past Perfect Indicative or Pluperfect Tense conjugations of poser - ask in French
    plus-que-parfait de l’indicatif

    Here’s the French for -ask conjugated with all the pronouns in the past perfect tense.
    j’avais posé
    - I had asked
    tu avais posé
    - you had asked- (familiar or informal)
    il, elle, on avait posé
    - he, she, it, one had asked
    nous avions posé
    - we had asked
    vous aviez posé
    - you had asked (formal or plural)
    ils, elles avaient posé
    - they had asked

    Future Perfect or Future Anterior Tense conjugations of poser, the French for ask
    futur antérieur

    j’aurai posé
    - I will have
    tu auras posé
    - you will have - (familiar or informal)
    il, elle, on aura posé
    - he, she, it, one will have
    nous aurons posé
    - we will have
    vous aurez posé
    - you will have - (formal or plural)
    ils, elles auront posé
    - they will have

    Conditional Perfect Tense conjugations of poser, the French for ask
    conditionnel passé

    j’aurais posé
    - I would have asked
    tu aurais posé
    - you would have asked- (familiar or informal)
    il, elle, on aurait posé
    - he, she, it, one would have asked
    nous aurions posé
    - we would have asked
    vous auriez posé
    - you would have asked- (formal or plural)
    ils, elles auraient posé
    - they would have asked

    Imperative Tense conjugations of poser, the French for ask
    impératif

    pose
    - ask!
    posons
    - let’s ask!
    posez
    - ask!

    Present Participle of poser

    posant - asking

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