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In French, the set of forms that has been traditionally deemed useful as a denotation of the individuality of a verb is the sequence "group, auxiliary, modèle, infinitives (présent, passé), participles (present, passé)". However, the first element is not a form but a list of forms, which can be found here (No IV). The following reference contains ...


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This question is complex and possibly opinion-based, but I'll try to answer anyway. I'm not sure that in French there is a compartmentalization like the one you describe, but there are definitely tenses that you need to learn first. There are several composite tenses, like you said, and you have to learn the tense of the auxiliary. There's also the present ...


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