The French for staple is the verb agrafer

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The French for staple is the regular ER verb agrafer, fully conjugated here in all the main tenses used in modern French language.


A staple (that little metal thing that clips pieces of paper together), is called une agrafe, and a stapler is une agrafeuse.

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Read through the conjugations of agrafer, saying them all out loud, and doing them all three to five times.

The French verb agrafer fully conjugated


The 5 Simple Tenses of the conjugated French verb agrafer - which is French for staple

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Here you'll learn the conjugations of agrafer
  • I staple.
  • I stapled.
  • I will staple.
  • I would staple.
  • I may staple.

Present Indicative Tense conjugations of agrafer the French for staple
présent de l’indicatif

j’agrafe
- I staple
tu agrafes
- you staple - (familiar or informal)
il, elle, on agrafe
- he, she, it, one staples
nous agrafons
- we staple
vous agrafez
- you staple (formal or plural)
ils, elles agrafent
- they staple

Imperfect Indicative Tense conjugations of agrafer
imparfait de l’indicatif

j’agrafais
- I stapled
- I was stapling
tu agrafais
- you stapled- (familiar or informal)
- you were stapling
il, elle, on agrafait
- he, she, it, one stapled
- he, she, it, one was stapling
nous agrafions
- we stapled
- we were stapling
vous agrafiez
- you stapled- (formal or plural)
- you were stapling
ils, elles agrafaient
- they stapled
- they were stapling

Future Tense conjugations of agrafer, the French for staple
futur

j’agraferai
- I will staple
tu agraferas
- you will staple (familiar or informal)
il, elle, on agrafera
- he, she, it, one will staple
nous agraferons
- we will staple
vous agraferez
- you will staple (formal or plural)
ils, elles agraferont
- they will staple

Conditional Tense conjugations of agrafer, the French for staple
conditionnel

j’agraferais
- I would staple
tu agraferais
- you would staple (familiar or informal)
il, elle, on agraferait
- he, she, it, one would staple
nous agraferions
- we would staple
vous agraferiez
- you would staple (formal or plural)
ils, elles agraferaient
- they would staple

Present Subjunctive Tense conjugations of agrafer
présent de subjonctif

que j’agrafe
- that I may staple
que tu agrafes
- that you may staple(familiar or informal)
qu’il, qu’elle, qu’on agrafe
- that he, she, it, one may staple
que nous agrafions
- that we may staple
que vous agrafiez
- that you may staple(formal or plural)
qu’ils, qu’elles agrafent
- that they may staple

The Four Compound Tenses of the French for verb agrafer - the verb ’to staple’ in French

Past Participle of agrafer is:
agrafé -stapled.

The past participle is very important as it is used to form the various compound tenses, four of which are used in modern French conversation and writing. Check out the tenses in the tables below.
  • I have stapled
  • I had stapled
  • I will have stapled
  • I would have stapled

Compound Past, Present Perfect or Past Indefinite Tense conjugations of agrafer - French for staple
passé composé

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

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

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

Future Perfect or Future Anterior Tense conjugations of agrafer, the French for staple
futur antérieur

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

Conditional Perfect Tense conjugations of agrafer
conditionnel passé

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

Imperative Tense conjugations of agrafer
impératif

agrafe
- staple!
agrafons
- let’s staple!
agrafez
- staple!

Present Participle of agrafer

agrafant - stapling

Other Less Common Tenses in French Verbs

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