Languages › French How to Conjugate "Corriger" (to Correct) in French Watch for the "Correct" Spelling in These Verb Conjugations Share Flipboard Email Print French Grammar Pronunciation & Conversation Vocabulary Resources For Teachers By ThoughtCo Updated January 27, 2019 In French, you will use the verb corriger for "to correct." When you want to say "correcting" or "corrected," a verb conjugation is required and this lesson will walk you through that. Conjugating the French Verb Corriger Verb conjugations are required to express whether the action happens in the past, present or future. In English, we use -ing and -ed endings, but it's a bit more complicated in French. This is because the verb changes with the subject pronoun as well as the tense. Corriger is a spelling change verb and that makes it a tricky one, particularly when writing it. While the pronunciation remains the same, you will notice that a few of these conjugations change the -ge- to -gi-. This is done in -ger verbs to retain the proper 'G' sound. Use the table to study the various conjugations of corriger. You will match the subject pronoun -- the je, tu, nous, etc. -- with the present, future, or imperfect past tense. For instance, "I am correcting" is "je corrige" and "we will correct" is "nous corrigerons." Subject Present Future Imperfect je corrige corrigerai corrigeais tu corriges corrigeras corrigeais il corrige corrigera corrigeait nous corrigeons corrigerons corrigions vous corrigez corrigerez corrigiez ils corrigent corrigeront corrigeaient The Present Participle of Corriger To form the present participle of corriger, -ant is added to the verb stem. This produces corrigeant and it works as an adjective, gerund, or noun as well as a verb. Corriger's Past Participle and Passé Composé The passé composé is a familiar way to express the past tense of "corrected." To use this, you must first conjugate avoir, which is an auxiliary, or "helping" verb. The past participle corrigé is then added to complete the phrase. For instance, "I corrected" is "j'ai corrigé" and "we corrected" is "nous avons corrigé." Notice how ai and avons are conjugates of avoir and that the past participle does not change. More Simple Corriger Conjugations to Learn Beginning French students should concentrate on the past, present, and future verb forms of corriger. There may, however, be instances when one of the following conjugations is necessary. The subjunctive verb mood is used when the action is uncertain or subjective. Likewise, the conditional verb mood is reserved for those times when the action may or may not happen because it's dependent on something. It's likely that you will not use the passé simple because it tends to be used in formal French writing. However, you should be able to recognize and associate it with corriger. The same can be said of the imperfect subjunctive form. Subject Subjunctive Conditional Passé Simple Imperfect Subjunctive je corrige corrigerais corrigeai corrigeasse tu corriges corrigerais corrigeas corrigeasses il corrige corrigerait corrigea corrigeât nous corrigions corrigerions corrigeâmes corrigeassions vous corrigiez corrigeriez corrigeâtes corrigeassiez ils corrigent corrigeraient corrigèrent corrigeassent The imperative verb form may be useful as well. This is used in short and often direct commands or requests. When using the imperative, the subject pronoun is not required, so you can say "corrige" rather than "tu corrige." Imperative (tu) corrige (nous) corrigeons (vous) corrigez How Do You Conjugate the Verb "Marcher" in French? Learn How to Conjugate "to Travel" in French Learn How to Conjugate "Revoir" (to See Again) in French Learn How to Conjugation "Plaire" (to Please) in French How Do You to Conjugate the French Verb "Rentrer" (to Return)? "Snuff Out" the French Conjugations of "Éteindre" How Do You Conjugate "Laver" in French Don't "Remove" "Enlever" From Your French Conjugation List How Do You Conjugate "Lunch" in French? How Do You Conjugate "Dépêcher" in French? Don't Let "Décevoir" Conjugations "Disappoint" You How Is "Détruire" (to Destroy) Conjugated in French? Conjugate 'to Decide' Correctly in French to Be Fluent How Do You Conjugate "Détendre" (to Release) in French? How to Conjugate the Verb "Jouir" (to Enjoy) in French How Is "Demander" Conjugated, You "Ask"?