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

Introduction to the verb adjuger

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The English translation of the French verb adjuger is “to adjudge” or “to award”. It is pronounced as “ah-zhoo-zhay”.

The word adjuger comes from the Latin word “adiudicare”, which means “to award or judge”. In everyday French, it is commonly used in the L’impératif Présent tense, which is the imperative mood used to give commands or make requests.

Here are three simple examples of adjuger being used in the L’impératif Présent tense:

  1. Adjugons-lui le premier prix ! (Let’s award him the first prize!)
  2. N’adjuge pas trop vite ! (Don’t judge too quickly!)
  3. Adjuges-moi cette victoire ! (Award me this victory!)

Table of the L’impératif Présent (Imperative Present) Tense Conjugation of adjuger

Pronoun Conjugation Example Usage English Translation
je adjuge Adjudge-moi cette affaire. Award me this case.
tu adjuge Adjudge-lui une sentence juste. Award him a fair sentence.
il adjuge Il adjuge souvent des biens. He often adjudicates property.
elle adjuge Elle adjuge des contrats. She awards contracts.
on adjuge On adjuge des prix. We award prizes.
nous adjugeons Adjugons-nous un nouveau départ. Let’s award ourselves a fresh start.
vous adjugez Adjugerez-vous une compensation ? Will you award any compensation?
ils adjugent Ils adjugent la victoire à leur équipe. They award the victory to their team.
elles adjugent Elles adjugent les médailles. They award the medals.

Other Conjugations for Adjuger.

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

    Imparfait (Imperfect) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb adjuger
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    L’impératif Présent (Imperative Present) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb adjuger  (this article)

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

   

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Adjuger – About the French L’impératif Présent (Imperative Present) Tense

L’impératif Présent is a mood in the French language that is used to give commands, make requests, offer advice, or express a desire in the present tense. It’s a relatively simple tense and is used to address someone directly. Let’s dive into its usage, conjugation, and interactions with other tenses:
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Usage

Giving commands

You use l’impératif présent to give direct commands or orders. It is often used in informal and formal situations to tell someone to do or not do something. For example:

   – Mange ta soupe. (Eat your soup.)
   – Ferme la porte. (Close the door.)

Making requests

You can also use the imperative to make polite requests. In this case, it is a gentler way to ask someone to do something. For example:
  
   – Parle plus lentement, s’il te plaît. (Speak more slowly, please.)

Offering advice

It’s common to use l’impératif to give advice or suggestions:
   – Étudie bien pour ton examen. (Study well for your exam.)

Expressing desires

You can express your desires or wishes using the imperative:
   – Amuse-toi bien à la fête. (Have a good time at the party.)

Conjugation Formation

To form l’impératif présent, you need to use the base form of the verb without the subject pronoun (tu, nous, vous, etc.). The conjugation varies depending on the type of verb:
Regular -ER verbs (e.g., parler)
  – Tu: Parle (speak)
  – Nous: Parlons (let’s speak)
  – Vous: Parlez (speak)
Regular -IR verbs (e.g., finir)
  – Tu: Finis (finish)
  – Nous: Finissons (let’s finish)
  – Vous: Finissez (finish)
Regular -RE verbs (e.g., vendre)
  – Tu: Vends (sell)
  – Nous: Vendons (let’s sell)
  – Vous: Vendez (sell)
Irregular verbs (e.g., être, avoir, aller)
  – Tu: Sois (be), aie (have), va (go)
  – Nous: Soyons (let’s be), ayons (let’s have), allons (let’s go)
  – Vous: Soyez (be), ayez (have), allez (go)

Interactions with other tenses

L’impératif is used exclusively in the present tense and does not interact with other tenses in the same way as indicative or subjunctive moods. 
It’s used for direct commands and requests in the here and now. However, in more formal or written contexts, you might find the imperative used with expressions like “quand tu auras fini” (when you have finished) or “dès que tu seras prêt” (as soon as you are ready), which introduce a future action while maintaining the imperative mood for the main verb.
For example:
– Quand tu auras fini ton travail, viens me voir. (When you have finished your work, come see me.)
In this case, the imperative is used in conjunction with future actions, but it’s still employed for the main verb to convey a sense of directness or immediacy.

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