Languages › French A Guide to Conjugating 'Balayer' (to Sweep) Simple Conjugations for the French Verb 'Balayer' Share Flipboard Email Print Hero Images / Getty Images French Grammar Pronunciation & Conversation Vocabulary Resources For Teachers By ThoughtCo Updated February 24, 2020 The French verb balayer means "to sweep." It's an optional stem-changing verb. How to Conjugate the French Verb Balayer In the present and subjunctive tenses, the y can change to an i (except for with nous and vous), but it's acceptable to keep the y. The i/y change is optional with all subject pronouns in the future and conditional tenses. These tables can help you learn how to conjugate balayer. Present Future Imperfect Present participle je balaye balaieraibalayerai balayais balayant tu balaiesbalayes balaierasbalayeras balayais il balaiebalaye balaierabalayera balayait nous balayons balaieronsbalayerons balayions vous balayez balaierezbalayerez balayiez ils balaientbalayent balaierontbalayeront balayaient Subjunctive Conditional Passé simple Imperfect subjunctive je balaiebalaye balaieraisbalayerais balayai balayasse tu balaiesbalayes balaieraisbalayerais balayas balayasses il balaiebalaye balaieraitbalayerait balaya balayât nous balayions balaierionsbalayerions balayâmes balayassions vous balayiez balaieriezbalayeriez balayâtes balayassiez ils balaientbalayent balaieraientbalayeraient balayèrent balayassent Imperative (tu) balaie / balaye (nous) balayons (vous) balayez How to Use Balayer in the Past Tense When using balayer in the past tense, you'll probably use the passé composé. Balayer uses the auxiliary verb avoir and its past participle is balayé. For example: Il a balayé le sol après le diner. He swept the floor after dinner. How to Conjugate the Stem-Changing French Verb 'Envoyer' ('to Send') Learn How to Conjugate French Stem-Changing Verbs Examples How to Conjugate the French Verb 'Célébrer' (to Celebrate) Conjugating the French Verb "Considérer" (to Consider) Overview of French Stem-Changing Verbs How to Conjugate the French Verb "Payer" (to Pay) How to Conjugate the French Stem-Changing Verb 'Épeler' Learn to Conjugate the French Verb "Nettoyer" How Do You Conjugate the French Verb 'Chanter' (to Sing)? How to Conjugate the French Verb 'Commander' (to Order) How Do You Conjugate the French Verb 'Continuer' (to Continue)? Learn How to Conjugate "Suggérer" (to Suggest) in French Simple conjugations for the French verb préférer - to prefer Conjugations for the French Verb "Assister" How to Conjugate the French Verb 'Coûter' (to Cost) How Do You Conjugate the French Verb 'Apporter' (to Bring)?