Les verbes réguliers en -er et en -ir au présent

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Les verbes réguliers en -er et en -ir au présent

Verbs of the first group end in -ER in the infinitive form: chanter (to sing), aimer (to like/love), jouer (to play), travailler (to work), etc. Verbs of the second group are mosty those ending in -IR in the infinitive: finir (to finish), choisir (to choose), réfléchir (to reflect), etc. These verbs are regular and are conjugated like this:

chanter en
Je chante
Tu chantes
Il chante
Nous chantons
Vous chantez
Ils chantent
finir en
Je finis
Tu finis
Il finit
Nous finissons
Vous finissez
Ils finissent

The present tense is used to talk about ongoing actions, habits or generalities.
Tous les matins, je me lève à 8 heures conjugaison Every morning, I get up at 8am.
Les Français parlent souvent mal anglais conjugaison The French often speak English badly.

Exception alert!
•  The verb aller is irregular (je vais, tu vas, il/elle va, nous allons, vous allez, ils/elles vont; I go, you go, he/she goes, we go, you go, they go).
•  In some case the verb is spelled differently in its conjugated forms: appeler j’appelle to call I call; lever je lève to lift I lift; manger nous mangeons to eat we eat, etc.



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