From classical verb tables to 3rd millennium ones
To the website dedicated to The French verb table of the 3rd millennium
To the website dedicated to Fast Track 222 French verb table
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French verb tables have left their mark on generations of schoolboys and
girls in France and elsewhere, throughout the 20th century and before.
Indeed, these are almost the only means that were offered to them to
learn verb forms. If a minority of people succeeded in having a perfect
command of French thanks to them, a growing part of the French speaking
world avoids certain verbs and tenses for fear of badly using them. As a
result, few tenses and many verbs or some of their forms have
disappeared from everyday French.
I consider that there are two main types of verb tables : classical ones and the verb tables of the 3rd millennium. Many tools present classical verb tables (books, CD-ROM, software, etc.). Yet I do not wish to list them all or to comment on them. Other websites already offer you this service.
In a first part,
I present the different
steps that have lead from classical verb tables to the table of the 3rd
In a second part, I present some key figures on these two
types of table.
In a third part, I list the 222 verbs contained in these
André Marie BAVEREL (23-06-05)