Introduction to the verb corriger
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The English translation of the French verb corriger is “to correct.” It is pronounced koh-ree-zhay.
Corriger comes from the Latin verb “corrigere,” meaning “to correct” or “to amend.” It entered the French language in the 14th century. In everyday French, corriger is most often used in its infinitive form as a verb, or in the present tense as “corrige” (I correct), “corriges” (you correct), “corrige” (he/she/it corrects), “corrigeons” (we correct), “corrigez” (you all correct), and “corrigent” (they correct).
In Subjonctif Imparfait, corriger is used to express a hypothetical or uncertain action in the past. It is often used with expressions like “si seulement” (if only) or “j’aurais aimé que” (I would have liked).
- Si seulement tu me corrigeais mes erreurs, j’aurais pu réussir l’examen. (If only you corrected my mistakes, I could have passed the exam.)
- J’aurais aimé que mes parents me corrigeassent plus souvent quand j’étais jeune. (I wish my parents corrected me more often when I was young.)
- Si elle corrigeait ses erreurs dès le départ, elle n’aurait pas eu autant de problèmes maintenant. (If she corrected her mistakes from the beginning, she wouldn’t have so many problems now.)
Table of the Subjonctif Imparfait (Subjunctive Imperfect) Tense Conjugation of corriger
|Si j’avais le temps, je corrigeasse mes erreurs.
|If I had time, I would correct my mistakes.
|Si tu te concentres, tu corrigeasses les fautes.
|If you focus, you would correct the mistakes.
|Il serait content si il corrigeât plus vite.
|He would be happy if he corrected faster.
|Elle serait surprise si elle corrigeât tout juste.
|She would be surprised if she corrected everything right.
|Si on corrigeât plus souvent, on s’améliorerait.
|If one corrected more often, one would improve.
|Si nous corrigions nos copies, nous aurions de meilleures notes.
|If we corrected our papers, we would have better grades.
|Si vous corrigiez les examens, vous seriez fatigués.
|If you corrected the exams, you would be tired.
|S’ils corrigeassent plus soigneusement, ils éviteraient des erreurs.
|If they corrected more carefully, they would avoid mistakes.
|Si elles corrigeassent ensemble, ça serait plus efficace.
|If they corrected together, it would be more effective.
Other Conjugations for Corriger.
Le Present (Present Tense) Conjugation of the French Verb corriger
Imparfait (Imperfect) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb corriger
Passé Simple (Simple Past) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb corriger
Passé Composé (Present Perfect) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb corriger
Futur Simple (Simple Future) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb corriger
Futur Proche (Near Future) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb corriger
Plus-que-parfait (Pluperfect) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb corriger
Passé Antérieur (Past Anterior) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb corriger
Futur Antérieur (Future Anterior) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb corriger
Subjonctif Présent (Subjunctive Present) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb corriger
Subjonctif Passé (Subjunctive Past) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb corriger
Subjonctif Imparfait (Subjunctive Imperfect) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb corriger (this article)
Subjonctif Plus-que-parfait (Subjunctive Pluperfect) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb corriger
Conditionnel Présent (Conditional Present) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb corriger
Conditionnel Passé (Conditional Past) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb corriger
L’impératif Présent (Imperative Present) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb corriger
L’infinitif Présent (Infinitive Present) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb corriger
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Corriger – About the French Subjonctif Imparfait (Subjunctive Imperfect) Tense
The French Subjonctif Imparfait, also known as the imperfect subjunctive, is a verb tense used to express actions, states, or conditions that are uncertain, subjective, or hypothetical in the past. It is used in a variety of situations, including wishes, doubts, emotions, and polite requests, and often occurs in dependent clauses following certain expressions and conjunctions.
To form the Subjonctif Imparfait, you typically start with the third person plural (ils/elles) form of the verb in the imparfait (imperfect) tense. Then, you remove the -ent ending and add the appropriate endings:
– For regular -er verbs: je -sse, tu -sses, il/elle/on -t, nous -ssions, vous -ssiez, ils/elles -ssent.
– For regular -ir and -re verbs: je -sse, tu -sses, il/elle/on -t, nous -ssions, vous -ssiez, ils/elles -ssent.
Common Everyday Usage Patterns
1. Expressing Doubt or Uncertainty: The Subjonctif Imparfait is used to express doubt or uncertainty about something that happened in the past.
Example: Il doutait qu’elle vînt à la fête. (He doubted that she came to the party.)
2. Wishes and Desires: It is used to express wishes or desires in the past.
Example: J’aurais aimé que tu fusses là. (I would have liked you to be there.)
3. Hypothetical Scenarios: The Subjonctif Imparfait is employed in hypothetical situations in the past.
Example: Si j’eusse su, j’aurais agi différemment. (If I had known, I would have acted differently.)
4. Polite Requests and Suggestions: It is used to make polite requests and suggestions in a formal or polite tone.
Example: Il souhaitait que vous vinssiez lui rendre visite. (He wished that you would come to visit him.)
Interactions with Other Tenses
The Subjonctif Imparfait is often used in dependent clauses with the Subjonctif Présent in the main clause, especially in complex sentences.
Example: Il faut que tu manges bien pour que tu aies de l’énergie. (You need to eat well so that you have energy.)
Indicatif Passé Composé
The Subjonctif Imparfait can be used alongside the Indicatif Passé Composé to indicate a contrast between a factual event and a hypothetical one.
Example: Il est parti avant que tu ne fusses arrivé. (He left before you arrived.)
The Subjonctif Imparfait is often used with the Conditional to express unreal or hypothetical situations in the past.
Example: J’aurais pu le faire si j’eusse eu plus de temps. (I could have done it if I had had more time.)
It can also be used with the Conditional Perfect to express unreal or hypothetical past events that would have occurred before other past events.
Example: J’aurais su s’il eût partagé l’information. (I would have known if he had shared the information.)
The Subjonctif Imparfait is a relatively complex tense, and its usage depends on the context and the verbs involved. It is essential to practice and become familiar with common expressions and contexts where this tense is appropriate to use it effectively in everyday French communication.
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