There are three orders in Innu, as in other Algonquian languages: Independent, Conjunct and Imperative. Within each order, there are several conjugations (also known as verb paradigms). In them, we distinguish tenses and moods like the Indicative, the Perceptive (also known as the Subjective), the Indirect (or Dubitative), or the Irrealis.

Conjugation numbering for Cree-Innu-Naskapi
Independent Order
# Abbreviation Conjugation Name
01 IIPr Independent Indicative Present
02 IIPr-P Independent (Indicative Present) Perceptive
03 IIPa Independent Indicative Past
04 IIP-S Independent Indicative Preterit – Perceptive
05 IIdrPr Independent Indirect Present
06 IDR-PR-S Independent Indirect Present – Perceptive
07 IIdrPa Independent Indirect Past
08 IDR-PS-S Independent Indirect Past – Perceptive
09 IDPr Independent Deductive Present
10 IDPa Independent Deductive Past
Conjunct Order
# Abbreviation Conjugation Name
11 CIPr Conjunct Indicative Present
12a CS Conjunct Subjunctive
12b CS Conjunct Subjunctive – Changed Form
13 CIP Conjunct Indicative Preterit
14a CIn Conjunct Indirect
14b CInIt Conjunct Indirect Iterative
15 CDP2 Conjunct Dubitative Preterit 2
16 CIr Conjunct Unrealized
Imperative Order
# Abbreviation Conjugation Name
17a ImpIPr Imperative Immediate
17b ImpIF Imperative Delayed
17c ImpIdr Imperative Indirect

(The striked through conjugations do not exist for the Innu language but can be found in other languages of the Cri-Innu family.)