Languages › French How to Conjugate 'Commander' (to Order) Simple Conjugations for the French Verb 'Commander' Share Flipboard Email Print Chris Ryan / Getty Images French Grammar Pronunciation & Conversation Vocabulary Resources For Teachers By ThoughtCo Updated February 28, 2020 The French verb commander means "to order," and it follows the conjugation pattern of regular -er verbs. How to Conjugate the French Verb Commander The first step of conjugation is knowing the stem of the verb—the part that doesn't change. For regular -er verbs, you drop the -er from the infinitive, which leaves the stem command- for conjugating commander. You then add the ending that matches the subject pronoun (je, tu, il/elle, nous, vous, ils/elles) and the tense. You can see how to conjugate commander in all the simple tenses in the tables below. Present Future Imperfect Present Participle je commande commanderai commandais commandant tu commandes commanderas commandais il commande commandera commandait nous commandons commanderons commandions vous commandez commanderez commandiez ils commandent commanderont commandaient Subjunctive Conditional Passé Simple Imperfect Subjunctive je commande commanderais commandai commandasse tu commandes commanderais commandas commandasses il commande commanderait commanda commandât nous commandions commanderions commandâmes commandassions vous commandiez commanderiez commandâtes commandassiez ils commandent commanderaient commandèrent commandassent Imperative (tu) commande (nous) commandons (vous) commandez How to Use Commander in the Past Tense To use commander in the past tense, you will most often use the passé composé. It is a compound tense, requiring an auxiliary verb (in this case, avoir) and the past participle (commandé). For example: Nous avons commandé le gâteau chocolat pour le dessert.We ordered the chocolate cake for dessert. A Guide to Conjugating 'Apprécier' (to Appreciate) A Guide to Conjugating 'Apporter' (to Bring) How to Conjugate 'Chercher' (to Look For) How to Conjugate 'Bâtir' (to Build) in French How to Conjugate 'Célébrer' (to Celebrate) A Step-By-Step Guide to Conjugating 'Arriver' (to Arrive) A Guide to Conjugating the French Verb 'Couper' (to Cut) Conjugations for the French Verb 'Assister' A Guide to Conjugating the French Verb 'Chanter' (to Sing) How to Conjugate 'Continuer' (to Continue) French Verb Conjugator: How To Conjugate French Verbs How to Conjugate 'Coûter' (to Cost) How to Conjugate 'Commencer' (to Begin, Start, Commence) How to Conjugate 'Remarquer' (to Notice; to Remark) Conjugating "Arrêter" (to Stop; to Arrest) Simple Conjugations for the French Verb "Adorer"