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Modes

What is a mode?

A mode reflects the way the speaker or the writer presents the sentence: sometimes the sentence is a simple statement, sometimes there is a condition or sometimes, the speaker a command.

the infinitive mode an infinitive verb is neutral, not conjugated, it has no personal pronoun aimer to like, to love
the indicative mode is for statements, the speaker simply states the way things are or aren’t Ils aiment les livres. They like books.
the imperative mode or command forms expresses a command or a request Aime les livres ! Like books!
the conditional mode expresses an hypothesis or a condition J’aimerais les livres. I would like books.
the subjunctive mode expresses the speaker’s point of view, with wishes, hopes, emotions, feelings Il faut que tu aimes les livres. You must like books.
the participle mode 

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some grammarians add the gerund to the participle mode

is the verb used as an adjective or added information

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as a complementary information for a previous verb (gerund in ‘en verb-ant’)

C’est une personne aimant les livres.Voilà livre aimé,

…………......

On étudie tout en aimant bien les livres que nous lisons

She’s a person who likes (liking) books.Here’s the loved book.…………......

We’re studying yet liking the books we’re reading.

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