Conjugate devoir in Le Futur (future tense)

The verb devoir in Futur Simple has an irregular stem : devr-

je

devrai

tu

devras

il / elle / on     

devra

nous

devrons  

vous

devrez

ils/elles

devront

To conjugate the irregular verb devoir (to have to) in Futur Simple, you use:

devr- + the following endings: -ai, -as, -a, -ons, -ez, -ont

Look at these examples:

Je devrai changer de vêtements.
I will have to change clothes.

Tu devras être sage.
You will have to behave.

Elle devra tout expliquer.
She will have to explain everything.

Nous devrons déménager.
We will have to move out.

Vous devrez porter un uniforme?
You will have to wear a uniform?

Ils devront faire leurs lits.
They will have to make their beds.

 

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Je devrai changer de vêtements.
I will have to change clothes.


Vous devrez porter un uniforme?
You will have to wear a uniform?


Ils devront faire leurs lits.
They will have to make their beds.


Tu devras être sage.
You will have to behave.



Nous devrons déménager.
We will have to move out.


Elle devra tout expliquer.
She will have to explain everything.


Q&A

neville

Kwiziq community member

21 March 2019

1 reply

why not futur antérieur?

From a quiz on usage of "quand" and future tense:

Question was:

Quand ils ________, tu iras les accueillir. .When they arrive, you will go and welcome themand correct answer given was "arriveront".However, I wonder if the futur antérieur would be more appropriate? They have to arrive before you can go meet them, right?So how about:Quand ils seront arrivés, tu iras les accueillir.

Cécile

Kwiziq language super star

22 March 2019

22/03/19

Hi Neville,

You are correct in that it is a classic case of two actions in the future and the preceding one using the futur antérieur. As it is from a quiz, you need to use your Report It button on your Correction Board, as it links directly to it and it is easier to have a look at your query.

Danica

Kwiziq community member

28 February 2019

0 replies

Could you add into the lesson itself any other verbs that share this same illegularity ? (Or if there aren’t any to say it’s unique) Thanks!

John

Kwiziq community member

27 January 2016

1 reply

l'imparfait de devoir, pouvoir et vouloir

Laura

Kwiziq language super star

27 January 2016

27/01/16

Bonjour John, Nearly all French verbs, including devoir, pouvoir, and vouloir, are conjugated in the same way in the imperfect: take the nous present tense and add the endings shown here: https://www.french-test.com/my-languages/french/view/439 So, je devais, je pouvais, je voulais, etc.
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