Futur Proche (Near Future) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb diverger

Introduction to the verb diverger

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The English translation of diverger is “to diverge.” The infinitive form is pronounced as “dee-ver-zhay.”

The word diverger comes from the Latin word “divergere,” meaning “to go in different directions.” It is used in French to describe the action of moving away from a common point or idea, or to have different opinions or beliefs.

In everyday French, the verb diverger is often used in the Futur Proche tense, which is formed by using the present tense of the verb “aller” (to go) followed by the infinitive form of the verb. This tense is used to talk about events or actions that will happen in the near future.

Here are three simple examples of its usage in the Futur Proche tense:

  1. Nous allons diverger sur ce sujet. (We are going to diverge on this subject.)
  2. Les chemins de nos vies vont bientôt diverger. (The paths of our lives will soon diverge.)
  3. Tu vas voir que nos opinions vont diverger. (You will see that our opinions will diverge.)

English translations:

  1. We are going to have different opinions on this subject.
  2. Our life paths will soon take different directions.
  3. You will see that our opinions will differ.

Table of the Futur Proche (Near Future) Tense Conjugation of diverger

Pronoun Conjugation Short Example English Translation
je vais diverger Je vais diverger de mon opinion. I am going to diverge from my opinion.
tu vas diverger Tu vas diverger de la norme. You are going to diverge from the norm.
il va diverger Il va diverger de sa routine. He is going to diverge from his routine.
elle va diverger Elle va diverger de son chemin habituel. She is going to diverge from her usual path.
on va diverger On va diverger de nos plans. We/One are going to diverge from our plans.
nous allons diverger Nous allons diverger de nos idées. We are going to diverge from our ideas.
vous allez diverger Vous allez diverger de vos habitudes. You are going to diverge from your habits.
ils vont diverger Ils vont diverger de leur stratégie. They are going to diverge from their strategy.
elles vont diverger Elles vont diverger de leurs croyances. They are going to diverge from their beliefs.

Other Conjugations for Diverger.

   
    Le Present (Present Tense) Conjugation of the French Verb diverger
   

    Imparfait (Imperfect) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb diverger
   

    Passé Simple (Simple Past) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb diverger
   

    Passé Composé (Present Perfect) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb diverger
   

    Futur Simple (Simple Future) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb diverger
   

    Futur Proche (Near Future) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb diverger    (this article)

    Plus-que-parfait (Pluperfect) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb diverger
   

    Passé Antérieur (Past Anterior) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb diverger

    Futur Antérieur (Future Anterior) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb diverger

    Subjonctif Présent (Subjunctive Present) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb diverger

    Subjonctif Passé (Subjunctive Past) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb diverger
   

    Subjonctif Imparfait (Subjunctive Imperfect) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb diverger

    Subjonctif Plus-que-parfait (Subjunctive Pluperfect) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb diverger
   

    Conditionnel Présent (Conditional Present) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb diverger
   

    Conditionnel Passé (Conditional Past) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb diverger

    L’impératif Présent (Imperative Present) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb diverger

    L’infinitif Présent (Infinitive Present) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb diverger

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Diverger – About the French Futur Proche (Near Future) Tense

The French futur proche, also known as the near future tense, is a verb tense used to express actions or events that will happen in the near future. It’s a relatively simple tense to form and is commonly used in everyday conversation in the French language.
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Formation

To form the futur proche, you typically use the present tense conjugation of the verb “aller” (to go) and follow it with the infinitive of the main verb:

1. Conjugate “aller” in the present tense according to the subject pronoun:

   – Je vais (I am going)
   – Tu vas (You are going)
   – Il/elle/on va (He/she/one is going)
   – Nous allons (We are going)
   – Vous allez (You are going)
   – Ils/elles vont (They are going)

2. Add the infinitive of the main verb immediately after “aller.” For example:

   – Je vais manger (I am going to eat)
   – Tu vas étudier (You are going to study)
   – Il va partir (He is going to leave)
   – Nous allons danser (We are going to dance)
   – Vous allez voyager (You are going to travel)
   – Ils vont travailler (They are going to work)

Common Everyday Usage

The futur proche is used to talk about actions or events that are expected to happen in the near future. It is often used in casual, everyday conversations to discuss plans, intentions, or predictions. For instance:
– Je vais faire les courses demain. (I am going to do the grocery shopping tomorrow.)
– Ils vont regarder un film ce soir. (They are going to watch a movie tonight.)
– Tu vas rencontrer Sophie à la gare. (You are going to meet Sophie at the train station.)

Interactions with Other Tenses

The futur proche is used to talk about the near future and should not be confused with the futur simple (simple future), which is used to discuss events that will happen further in the future. Here are some interactions with other tenses:

Present Tense

The futur proche is often used to express actions happening in the near future alongside actions in the present tense. For example: “Je travaille demain” (I am working tomorrow).

Past Tense

When narrating events in the past, the futur proche can be used to describe what was about to happen at a specific point in time. For example: “Il est arrivé à l’aéroport, mais son avion allait partir” (He arrived at the airport, but his plane was about to leave).

Conditional Tense

The futur proche can also be combined with the conditional to express future actions that are contingent on certain conditions. For example: “Si j’ai le temps, j’irai au cinéma ce soir” (If I have time, I will go to the cinema tonight).

Summary

The French futur proche is a versatile tense used to describe actions or events that will occur in the near future. It’s commonly used in everyday conversation to discuss plans, intentions, and predictions, and it interacts with other tenses to provide context for different time frames.

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