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When the present

present tense in French

When do you use the present indicative? To make a general statement et to describe ongoing actions in the present. Can be translated in 3 different ways.
Il y a sept (uses for the present tense in French) 1st on is? Valérie parle à son ami Ludovic. Il regarde les étoiles dans le ciel. To make a general statement et to describe ongoing actions in the present. Can be translated 3 different ways.
2nd one? Il part demain soir. On parle de cela en fin de semaine. To express a close future.
3rd one? Tous les jours, le soleil se lève. D'habitude, j'achète la viande dans cette boucherie. To express a habitual action.
4th one? Claude revient d'Asie et c'est la pagaille au bureau! à peine rentrés et les problèmes commencent déjà. To describe a past action closely connected to the present.
5th one? Flaubert publie Madame Bovary et c'est le scandale! Le président arrive en Chine et c'est la débâcle! To express a historical fact.
La reine avance vers le trône. Et son pire ennemi entre dans la salle. To describe past events more dramatically.
Un instant, s'il vous plaît, je suis en train de parler à Rémi. Qu'est-ce que tu es en train de faire? To express an action in the process, être en train de + infinitive form of the verb is used.
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