Introduction to the verb agender
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The English translation of the French verb agender is “to schedule” or “to plan.” It is pronounced as “ah-zhahn-deh.”
Agender is derived from the French word “agenda,” which means “agenda” or “list of things to do.” In everyday French, agender is most often used in the Conditionnel Passé tense to express a conditional past action, similar to the English “would have + past participle.”
Here are three simple examples of agender in the Conditionnel Passé tense with their respective English translations:
J’aurais agendé une réunion avec mes collègues, mais j’ai été malade. (I would have scheduled a meeting with my colleagues, but I was sick.)
Tu aurais agendé le rendez-vous chez le médecin ? (Would you have made an appointment with the doctor?)
Nous aurions agendé nos vacances plus tôt si nous avions su que les prix augmenteraient. (We would have planned our vacation earlier if we had known that prices would increase.)
Table of the Conditionnel Passé (Conditional Past) Tense Conjugation of agender
|Si j’avais su, je t’aurais agendé.
|I would have scheduled for you.
|Tu aurais agendé plus tôt.
|You would have scheduled earlier.
|Il aurait agendé la réunion.
|He would have scheduled the meeting.
|Elle aurait agendé les rendez-vous.
|She would have scheduled the appointments.
|On aurait agendé une table pour quatre.
|One would have reserved a table for four.
|Nous aurions agendé une visite.
|We would have scheduled a visit.
|Vous auriez agendé la conférence.
|You would have scheduled the conference.
|Ils auraient agendé les présentations.
|They would have scheduled the presentations.
|Elles auraient agendé une réunion.
|They (female) would have scheduled a meeting.
Other Conjugations for Agender.
Le Present (Present Tense) Conjugation of the French Verb agender
Imparfait (Imperfect) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb agender
Passé Simple (Simple Past) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb agender
Passé Composé (Present Perfect) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb agender
Futur Simple (Simple Future) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb agender
Futur Proche (Near Future) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb agender
Plus-que-parfait (Pluperfect) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb agender
Passé Antérieur (Past Anterior) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb agender
Futur Antérieur (Future Anterior) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb agender
Subjonctif Présent (Subjunctive Present) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb agender
Subjonctif Passé (Subjunctive Past) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb agender
Subjonctif Imparfait (Subjunctive Imperfect) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb agender
Subjonctif Plus-que-parfait (Subjunctive Pluperfect) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb agender
Conditionnel Présent (Conditional Present) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb agender
Conditionnel Passé (Conditional Past) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb agender (this article)
L’impératif Présent (Imperative Present) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb agender
L’infinitif Présent (Infinitive Present) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb agender
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Agender – About the French Conditionnel Passé (Conditional Past) Tense
The French “Conditionnel Passé” is a compound tense used to express hypothetical or unreal actions in the past. It is formed by combining the conditional of the auxiliary verb “avoir” or “être” and the past participle of the main verb.
Start with the conditional of the auxiliary verb: For most verbs, use “aurais” (for “avoir”) or “serais” (for “être”) as the conditional form.
With “avoir”: j’aurais, tu aurais, il/elle/on aurait, nous aurions, vous auriez, ils/elles auraient.
With “être”: je serais, tu serais, il/elle/on serait, nous serions, vous seriez, ils/elles seraient.
Add the past participle of the main verb to this conditional form.
For example, if you want to say “I would have done,” you would use “j’aurais fait.” If you want to say “She would have gone,” you would use “elle serait allée.”
Common Everyday Usage Patterns
Expressing Unreal Past Scenarios
The Conditionnel Passé is often used to talk about actions that did not happen in the past, but you are speculating about what would have occurred if they had. It’s a way to discuss hypothetical situations in the past.
Si j’avais su, je t’aurais aidé. (If I had known, I would have helped you.)
Il serait venu s’il avait eu le temps. (He would have come if he had had the time.)
Polite Requests or Suggestions
It can be used to make polite requests or suggestions in the past.
Pourriez-vous m’aider, s’il vous plaît ? (Could you have helped me, please?)
Expressing Doubt or Uncertainty
It can convey doubt or uncertainty regarding past events.
Il aurait peut-être oublié notre rendez-vous. (He might have forgotten our appointment.)
Interactions with Other Tenses
You can use the Conditionnel Passé in combination with the conditional present to describe past actions that were hypothetical at the time they were spoken about. J’aurais aimé que tu m’appelles hier. (I would have liked you to call me yesterday.)
Indicative Past Tenses
You might use the Conditionnel Passé alongside indicative past tenses like the passé composé to contrast hypothetical and real past events. Il est venu hier, mais s’il avait pu, il serait venu la semaine dernière. (He came yesterday, but if he could have, he would have come last week.)
In some cases, you can use the Conditionnel Passé in combination with the conditional future to discuss unreal past events that could have consequences in the future. Si j’avais réussi mon examen, j’aurais un meilleur travail. (If I had passed my exam, I would have a better job.)
In summary, the Conditionnel Passé is used to express hypothetical or unreal actions in the past. It is often used in conjunction with other tenses to convey various nuances in French, allowing speakers to discuss imaginary past scenarios, make polite requests, or express doubt about past events.
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