As in other Algonquian languages, in Innu there are three orders: Independent, Conjunct and Imperative.

Within each, there are several conjugations (also called verb paradigms). These distinguish tenses and moods like the Indicative, the Perceptive (or Subjective), the Indirect (or Dubitative), and the Irrealis (or Unrealized).

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) – Iterative
13 CIP Conjunct Indicative Preterit
14a CIn Conjunct Indirect
14b CInIt Conjunct Indirect (Changed Form) – Iterative
15 CDP2 Conjunct Dubitative Preterit 2
16 CIr Conjunct Irrealis (or Unrealized)
Imperative Order
# Abbreviation Conjugation Name
17a ImpIPr Imperative Indicative Present (Immediate)
17b ImpIF Imperative Indicative Future (Delayed)
17c ImpIdr Imperative Indirect

(Conjugations with a strike-through do not exist in Innu but can be found in other languages of the Cree-Innu family.)