The French for work (properly) is the verb fonctionner

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    French for work (properly) is the regular ER verb fonctionner, in the most practical verb table yet devised.

     

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    The 6 Simple Tenses of the conjugated verb fonctionner - French for work (properly)

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    Here you’ll learn the conjugations of fonctionner, which is French for work (properly).
    • I work (properly).
    • you worked.
    • he will work (properly).
    • we would work (properly).
    • they may work (properly).

    The Verb Tables of Conjugation now presented below for fonctionner, allow you to practice your French verbs both by PRONOUN (vertically) - that is I, you, we, he, she, they etc, AND ALSO by TENSE (horizontally). Learn them both ways. Most verb tables only teach by tense, so that for example, you cannot actually learn the words for I from one tense to the other EXCEPT through learning each table by tense. In other words - a student is usually taught - I go, you go, he goes, we go, they go … BUT NOT I go, I went, I will go, I would go, I may go, I have gone etc, etc. These table allow this.
  • VERB CONJUGATION TABLE fonctionner
    Simple Tenses fonctionner
    TENSE
    je/j’
    tu
    il
    nous
    vous
    ils
    Present
    Présent

    work (properly)
    fonctionne fonctionnes fonctionne fonctionnons fonctionnez fonctionnent
    Past Imperfect
    Imparfait
    worked
    fonctionnais fonctionnais fonctionnait fonctionnions fonctionniez fonctionnaient
    Simple Past
    Passé Simple

    worked
    fonctionnai fonctionnas fonctionna fonctionnâmes fonctionnâtes fonctionnèrent
    Future
    Futur

    will work (properly)
    fonctionnerai fonctionneras fonctionnera fonctionnerons fonctionnerez fonctionneront
    Conditional
    Conditionnel

    would work (properly)
    fonctionnerais fonctionnerais fonctionnerait fonctionnerions fonctionneriez fonctionneraient
    Subjunctive
    Subjonctif

    may work (properly)
    fonctionne fonctionnes fonctionne fonctionnions fonctionniez fonctionnent
    Compound Tenses fonctionner
    Present Perfect
    Passé Composé

    have worked
    ai fonctionné as fonctionné a fonctionné avons fonctionné avez fonctionné ont fonctionné
    Past Perfect
    Plus-que-Parfait

    had worked
    avais fonctionné avais fonctionné avait fonctionné avions fonctionné aviez fonctionné avaient fonctionné
    Future Perfect
    Futur Antérieur

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

    would have worked
    aurais fonctionné aurais fonctionné aurait fonctionné aurions fonctionné auriez fonctionné auraient fonctionné
    Imperative
    Imperatif

    work (properly)!
    fonctionne fonctionnons fonctionnez

    Present Indicative Tense conjugations of fonctionner the French for work (properly)
    présent de l’indicatif

    je fonctionne
    - I work (properly)
    tu fonctionnes
    - you work (properly) - (familiar or informal)
    il, elle, on fonctionne
    - he, she, it, one works
    nous fonctionnons
    - we work (properly)
    vous fonctionnez
    - you work (properly) (formal or plural)
    ils, elles fonctionnent
    - they work (properly)

    Imperfect Indicative Tense conjugations of fonctionner, the French for work (properly)
    imparfait de l’indicatif

    je fonctionnais
    - I worked
    - I was working
    tu fonctionnais
    - you worked- (familiar or informal)
    - you were working
    il, elle, on fonctionnait
    - he, she, it, one worked
    - he, she, it, one was working
    nous fonctionnions
    - we worked
    - we were working
    vous fonctionniez
    - you worked- (formal or plural)
    - you were working
    ils, elles fonctionnaient
    - they worked
    - they were working

    Simple Past or Past Definite Tense conjugations of fonctionner, the French for work (properly)
    passé simple

    je fonctionnai
    - I worked
    tu fonctionnas
    - you worked- (familiar or informal)
    il, elle, on fonctionna
    - he, she, it, one worked
    nous fonctionnâmes
    - we worked
    vous fonctionnâtes
    - you worked- (formal or plural)
    ils, elles fonctionnèrent
    they worked
    (The passé simple tense is mainly used in literature and books, and is rarely used in spoken French language).

    Future Tense conjugations of fonctionner, the French for work (properly)
    futur

    je fonctionnerai
    - I will work (properly)
    tu fonctionneras
    - you will work (properly) (familiar or informal)
    il, elle, on fonctionnera
    - he, she, it, one will work (properly)
    nous fonctionnerons
    - we will work (properly)
    vous fonctionnerez
    - you will work (properly) (formal or plural)
    ils, elles fonctionneront
    - they will work (properly)

    Conditional Tense conjugations of fonctionner, the French for work (properly)
    conditionnel

    je fonctionnerais
    - I would work (properly)
    tu fonctionnerais
    - you would work (properly) (familiar or informal)
    il, elle, on fonctionnerait
    - he, she, it, one would work (properly)
    nous fonctionnerions
    - we would work (properly)
    vous fonctionneriez
    - you would work (properly) (formal or plural)
    ils, elles fonctionneraient
    - they would work (properly)

    Present Subjunctive Tense conjugations of fonctionner, the French for work (properly)
    présent de subjonctif

    que je fonctionne
    - that I may work (properly)
    que tu fonctionnes
    - that you may work (properly)(familiar or informal)
    qu’il, qu’elle, qu’on fonctionne
    - that he, she, it, one may work (properly)
    que nous fonctionnions
    - that we may work (properly)
    que vous fonctionniez
    - that you may work (properly)(formal or plural)
    qu’ils, qu’elles fonctionnent
    - that they may work (properly)

    The Four Compound Tenses of the French for verb fonctionner - the verb ‘to work (properly)’ in French

    Past Participle of fonctionner is:
    fonctionné -worked.

    One can see the importance of the past participle in that it is used, with avoir to construct the compound tenses, four of which are in common useage today.
    • I have worked
    • you had worked
    • he will have worked
    • we would have worked

    Compound Past, Present Perfect or Past Indefinite Tense conjugations of fonctionner - French for work (properly)
    passé composé

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

    Past Perfect Indicative or Pluperfect Tense conjugations of fonctionner - work (properly) in French
    plus-que-parfait de l’indicatif

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

    Future Perfect or Future Anterior Tense conjugations of fonctionner, the French for work (properly)
    futur antérieur

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

    Conditional Perfect Tense conjugations of fonctionner, the French for work (properly)
    conditionnel passé

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

    Imperative Tense conjugations of fonctionner, the French for work (properly)
    impératif

    fonctionne
    - work (properly)!
    fonctionnons
    - let’s work (properly)!
    fonctionnez
    - work (properly)!

    Present Participle of fonctionner

    fonctionnant - working

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