The French for debate is the verb controverser

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    French for debate is the regular ER verb controverser, displayed below in an easy to use tabular format which enables you to learn by subject pronoun, AND by tense. Most verb tables only allow you to learn only by tense, one tense at a time.

     

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    The 6 Simple Tenses of the conjugated verb controverser - French for debate

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    Here you’ll learn the conjugations of controverser, which is French for debate.
    • I debate.
    • you debated.
    • he will debate.
    • we would debate.
    • they may debate.

    The Verb Conjugation Tables below for controverser, enable you to practise your French verb drills both by PRONOUN (vertically), and by TENSE (horizontally). Repeat the process again and again for best results.
  • VERB CONJUGATION TABLE controverser
    Simple Tenses controverser
    TENSE
    je/j’
    tu
    il
    nous
    vous
    ils
    Present
    Présent

    debate
    controverse controverses controverse controversons controversez controversent
    Past Imperfect
    Imparfait
    debated
    controversais controversais controversait controversions controversiez controversaient
    Simple Past
    Passé Simple

    debated
    controversai controversas controversa controversâmes controversâtes controversèrent
    Future
    Futur

    will debate
    controverserai controverseras controversera controverserons controverserez controverseront
    Conditional
    Conditionnel

    would debate
    controverserais controverserais controverserait controverserions controverseriez controverseraient
    Subjunctive
    Subjonctif

    may debate
    controverse controverses controverse controversions controversiez controversent
    Compound Tenses controverser
    Present Perfect
    Passé Composé

    have debated
    ai controversé as controversé a controversé avons controversé avez controversé ont controversé
    Past Perfect
    Plus-que-Parfait

    had debated
    avais controversé avais controversé avait controversé avions controversé aviez controversé avaient controversé
    Future Perfect
    Futur Antérieur

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

    would have debated
    aurais controversé aurais controversé aurait controversé aurions controversé auriez controversé auraient controversé
    Imperative
    Imperatif

    debate!
    controverse controversons controversez

    Present Indicative Tense conjugations of controverser the French for debate
    présent de l’indicatif

    je controverse
    - I debate
    tu controverses
    - you debate - (familiar or informal)
    il, elle, on controverse
    - he, she, it, one debates
    nous controversons
    - we debate
    vous controversez
    - you debate (formal or plural)
    ils, elles controversent
    - they debate

    Imperfect Indicative Tense conjugations of controverser, the French for debate
    imparfait de l’indicatif

    je controversais
    - I debated
    - I was debating
    tu controversais
    - you debated- (familiar or informal)
    - you were debating
    il, elle, on controversait
    - he, she, it, one debated
    - he, she, it, one was debating
    nous controversions
    - we debated
    - we were debating
    vous controversiez
    - you debated- (formal or plural)
    - you were debating
    ils, elles controversaient
    - they debated
    - they were debating

    Simple Past or Past Definite Tense conjugations of controverser, the French for debate
    passé simple

    je controversai
    - I debated
    tu controversas
    - you debated- (familiar or informal)
    il, elle, on controversa
    - he, she, it, one debated
    nous controversâmes
    - we debated
    vous controversâtes
    - you debated- (formal or plural)
    ils, elles controversèrent
    they debated
    (The passé simple tense is mainly used in literature and books, and is rarely used in spoken French language).

    Future Tense conjugations of controverser, the French for debate
    futur

    je controverserai
    - I will debate
    tu controverseras
    - you will debate (familiar or informal)
    il, elle, on controversera
    - he, she, it, one will debate
    nous controverserons
    - we will debate
    vous controverserez
    - you will debate (formal or plural)
    ils, elles controverseront
    - they will debate

    Conditional Tense conjugations of controverser, the French for debate
    conditionnel

    je controverserais
    - I would debate
    tu controverserais
    - you would debate (familiar or informal)
    il, elle, on controverserait
    - he, she, it, one would debate
    nous controverserions
    - we would debate
    vous controverseriez
    - you would debate (formal or plural)
    ils, elles controverseraient
    - they would debate

    Present Subjunctive Tense conjugations of controverser, the French for debate
    présent de subjonctif

    que je controverse
    - that I may debate
    que tu controverses
    - that you may debate(familiar or informal)
    qu’il, qu’elle, qu’on controverse
    - that he, she, it, one may debate
    que nous controversions
    - that we may debate
    que vous controversiez
    - that you may debate(formal or plural)
    qu’ils, qu’elles controversent
    - that they may debate

    The Four Compound Tenses of the French for verb controverser - the verb ‘to debate’ in French

    Past Participle of controverser is:
    controversé -debated.

    The compound tenses are past tenses that are formed with the conjugations of avoir and the past participle. The key to these is in learning avoir inside out. You'll note these tenses in regular useage. Do our tables every day, building more and more verbs, and you'll be well on the way to mastering these tenses.
    • I have debated
    • you had debated
    • he will have debated
    • we would have debated

    Compound Past, Present Perfect or Past Indefinite Tense conjugations of controverser - French for debate
    passé composé

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

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

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

    Future Perfect or Future Anterior Tense conjugations of controverser, the French for debate
    futur antérieur

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

    Conditional Perfect Tense conjugations of controverser, the French for debate
    conditionnel passé

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

    Imperative Tense conjugations of controverser, the French for debate
    impératif

    controverse
    - debate!
    controversons
    - let’s debate!
    controversez
    - debate!

    Present Participle of controverser

    controversant - debating

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