Conjugations for the French Verb 'Assister'

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The French verb assister means "to assist." If you add à after it, it means "to attend."

For example:

J'assiste ma soeur avec ses devoirs.
I assist my sister with her homework.

J'assister à la cinéma après le travail.
I attend the cinema after work. 

How to Conjugate the French Verb Assister

Assister is a regular -er verb. You determine the stem by removing the -er from the infinitive (assist-) and adding the endings typical of -er verbs and the tense you want to use. This chart tells you how to conjugate assister in the simple tenses.

Present Future Imperfect Present participle
j' assiste assisterai assistais assistant
tu assistes assisteras assistais
il assiste assistera assistait
nous assistons assisterons assistions
vous assistez assisterez assistiez
ils assistent assisteront assistaient
Subjunctive Conditional Passé simple Imperfect subjunctive
j' assiste assisterais assistai assistasse
tu assistes assisterais assistas assistasses
il assiste assisterait assista assistât
nous assistions assisterions assistâmes assistassions
vous assistiez assisteriez assistâtes assistassiez
ils assistent assisteraient assistèrent assistassent
(tu) assiste
(nous) assistons
(vous) assistez

How to Use Assister in the Past Tense

To put assister in the passé composé (a compound tense and the typical way of forming the past tense), you use the auxiliary verb avoir and the past participle assisté.  

For example:

J'ai assisté ma soeur avec ses devoirs.
I assisted my sister with her homework.

J'ai assisté à la cinéma après le travail.
I attended the cinema after work.

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