The French for investigate is the verb enquêter

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    French for investigate is the regular ER verb enquêter, covered here in all the tenses used in modern French.

     

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    The 6 Simple Tenses of the conjugated verb enquêter - French for investigate

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    Here you’ll learn the conjugations of enquêter, which is French for investigate.
    • I investigate.
    • you investigated.
    • he will investigate.
    • we would investigate.
    • they may investigate.

    The Verb Conjugation Tables below for enquêter, enable you to practise your French verb drills both by PRONOUN (vertically), and by TENSE (horizontally). Do both many times over.
  • VERB CONJUGATION TABLE enquêter
    Simple Tenses enquêter
    TENSE
    je/j’
    tu
    il
    nous
    vous
    ils
    Present
    Présent

    investigate
    enquête enquêtes enquête enquêtons enquêtez enquêtent
    Past Imperfect
    Imparfait
    investigated
    enquêtais enquêtais enquêtait enquêtions enquêtiez enquêtaient
    Simple Past
    Passé Simple

    investigated
    enquêtai enquêtas enquêta enquêtâmes enquêtâtes enquêtèrent
    Future
    Futur

    will investigate
    enquêterai enquêteras enquêtera enquêterons enquêterez enquêteront
    Conditional
    Conditionnel

    would investigate
    enquêterais enquêterais enquêterait enquêterions enquêteriez enquêteraient
    Subjunctive
    Subjonctif

    may investigate
    enquête enquêtes enquête enquêtions enquêtiez enquêtent
    Compound Tenses enquêter
    Present Perfect
    Passé Composé

    have investigated
    ai enquêté as enquêté a enquêté avons enquêté avez enquêté ont enquêté
    Past Perfect
    Plus-que-Parfait

    had investigated
    avais enquêté avais enquêté avait enquêté avions enquêté aviez enquêté avaient enquêté
    Future Perfect
    Futur Antérieur

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

    would have investigated
    aurais enquêté aurais enquêté aurait enquêté aurions enquêté auriez enquêté auraient enquêté
    Imperative
    Imperatif

    investigate!
    enquête enquêtons enquêtez

    Present Indicative Tense conjugations of enquêter the French for investigate
    présent de l’indicatif

    j’enquête
    - I investigate
    tu enquêtes
    - you investigate - (familiar or informal)
    il, elle, on enquête
    - he, she, it, one investigates
    nous enquêtons
    - we investigate
    vous enquêtez
    - you investigate (formal or plural)
    ils, elles enquêtent
    - they investigate

    Imperfect Indicative Tense conjugations of enquêter, the French for investigate
    imparfait de l’indicatif

    j’enquêtais
    - I investigated
    - I was investigating
    tu enquêtais
    - you investigated- (familiar or informal)
    - you were investigating
    il, elle, on enquêtait
    - he, she, it, one investigated
    - he, she, it, one was investigating
    nous enquêtions
    - we investigated
    - we were investigating
    vous enquêtiez
    - you investigated- (formal or plural)
    - you were investigating
    ils, elles enquêtaient
    - they investigated
    - they were investigating

    Simple Past or Past Definite Tense conjugations of enquêter, the French for investigate
    passé simple

    j’enquêtai
    - I investigated
    tu enquêtas
    - you investigated- (familiar or informal)
    il, elle, on enquêta
    - he, she, it, one investigated
    nous enquêtâmes
    - we investigated
    vous enquêtâtes
    - you investigated- (formal or plural)
    ils, elles enquêtèrent
    they investigated
    (The passé simple tense is mainly used in literature and books, and is rarely used in spoken French language).

    Future Tense conjugations of enquêter, the French for investigate
    futur

    j’enquêterai
    - I will investigate
    tu enquêteras
    - you will investigate (familiar or informal)
    il, elle, on enquêtera
    - he, she, it, one will investigate
    nous enquêterons
    - we will investigate
    vous enquêterez
    - you will investigate (formal or plural)
    ils, elles enquêteront
    - they will investigate

    Conditional Tense conjugations of enquêter, the French for investigate
    conditionnel

    j’enquêterais
    - I would investigate
    tu enquêterais
    - you would investigate (familiar or informal)
    il, elle, on enquêterait
    - he, she, it, one would investigate
    nous enquêterions
    - we would investigate
    vous enquêteriez
    - you would investigate (formal or plural)
    ils, elles enquêteraient
    - they would investigate

    Present Subjunctive Tense conjugations of enquêter, the French for investigate
    présent de subjonctif

    que j’enquête
    - that I may investigate
    que tu enquêtes
    - that you may investigate(familiar or informal)
    qu’il, qu’elle, qu’on enquête
    - that he, she, it, one may investigate
    que nous enquêtions
    - that we may investigate
    que vous enquêtiez
    - that you may investigate(formal or plural)
    qu’ils, qu’elles enquêtent
    - that they may investigate

    The Four Compound Tenses of the French for verb enquêter - the verb ‘to investigate’ in French

    Past Participle of enquêter is:
    enquêté -investigated.

    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 investigated
    • you had investigated
    • he will have investigated
    • we would have investigated

    Compound Past, Present Perfect or Past Indefinite Tense conjugations of enquêter - French for investigate
    passé composé

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

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

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

    Future Perfect or Future Anterior Tense conjugations of enquêter, the French for investigate
    futur antérieur

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

    Conditional Perfect Tense conjugations of enquêter, the French for investigate
    conditionnel passé

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

    Imperative Tense conjugations of enquêter, the French for investigate
    impératif

    enquête
    - investigate!
    enquêtons
    - let’s investigate!
    enquêtez
    - investigate!

    Present Participle of enquêter

    enquêtant - investigating

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