Humanities › Languages How to Conjugate "Organiser" (to Organize) in French A Quick Lesson That Teaches You to Say "Organized" and "Organizing" Share Flipboard Email Print Keep the family's outdoor stuff organized!. Photographer Tim Schultz via Seattle Custom Cabinets Languages French Vocabulary Basics Pronunciation & Conversation Grammar Resources for Teachers English as a Second Language Spanish German Italian Japanese Mandarin Russian English Grammar View More by ThoughtCo Updated November 21, 2017 Can you guess what the French verb organiser means? If you answered "to organize," you're correct. Yet, to use it properly in a sentence, the verb must be conjugated. A quick lesson will show you how to do that and form the French equivalents to "organized" and "organizing." The Basic Conjugations of Organiser Organiser is a regular -er verb and that makes this lesson a little easier than most. That's because it's part of the largest family of French verbs, all of which share the same conjugation patterns. If you have previously studied similar verbs, you can apply what you already know to this one. The indicative mood is the best place to begin with any conjugation. This includes the basic present, future, and imperfect past tenses which you will use most often in French conversations. Using the chart, find the corresponding conjugation for the subject pronoun and the tense you wish to use organiser in. This will help you identify which ending was applied to the verb stem (organis-). For instance, an e ending forms that present tense j'organise (I am organizing) and -ions forms the imperfect nous organisions (we organized). Present Future Imperfect j' organise organiserai organisais tu organises organiseras organisais il organise organisera organisait nous organisons organiserons organisions vous organisez organiserez organisiez ils organisent organiseront organisaient The Present Participle of Organiser An -ant ending is always added to regular -er and -re verbs to form the present participle. For organiser, that produces the word organisant. Organiser in the Compound Past Tense The passé composé is the French compound past tense and it requires two parts. The first is the present tense conjugate of the auxiliary verb avoir and the second is the past participle organisé. The two come together to form phrases such as j'ai organisé (I organized) and nous avons organisé (we organized). More Simple Conjugations of Organiser As your vocabulary grows and you're more comfortable with French conversation, you will find a few more simple conjugations useful. The subjunctive, for instance, helps you imply some degree of uncertainty to the act of organizing. In a similar fashion, the conditional allows you to state that it's dependent on certain conditions. Though they are used less frequently, and most often in written French, it is a good idea to know the passé simple and imperfect subjunctive forms of organiser as well. Subjunctive Conditional Passé Simple Imperfect Subjunctive j' organise organiserais organisai organisasse tu organises organiserais organisas organisasses il organise organiserait organisa organisât nous organisions organiserions organisâmes organisassions vous organisiez organiseriez organisâtes organisassiez ils organisent organiseraient organisèrent organisassent You can skip the subject pronoun when using organiser in the imperative. These direct statements are often short and forceful, so all formality is dropped and you can simply say organise. Imperative (tu) organise (nous) organisons (vous) organisez Continue Reading Learn How to Say You "Regret" Something in French Learn How to Conjugate "Prêter" (to Loan) in French Learn How to Conjugate "Réveiller" (to Wake up) Learn How to Conjugate "Utiliser" (to Use) in French How to Conjugate "Reconnaître" (to Recognize) in French Learn How to Conjugate "Suggérer" (to Suggest) in French Learn How to Say "Respected" and "Respecting" in French Learn How to Say "Dried" and "Drying" in French Learn How to Conjugate "Nourrir" (to Feed) in French Learn How to Conjugate "Posséder" (to Possess) in French Learn the Conjugations for "Rêver" (to Dream) in French Learn How to Conjugation "Plaire" (to Please) in French Learn How to "Missed" in French Using "Manquer" Let Us "Lead" You Through Conjugating "Mener" in French Learn the Conjugations of "Pluerer" (to Cry) in French Learn How to Say "Rested" in French Using the Verb "Reposer"