2As you will recall, French verbs are generally of three kinds: (1) -ER Verbs(2) -IR Verbs(3) -RE VerbsWe have already learned some common -ER verbs, including marcher, parler, chercher, aimer, etc.Today we will focus on the formation and conjugation of regular -IR verbs.
3Here are some –IR verbs: bâtirchoisirfinirobéirpunirréussir àsalir
4To conjugate –IR Verbs, take the stem of the verb (by dropping the –IR) and add the following endings:FINIRStem = FIN-Je fin-isTu fin-isIl fin-itElle fin-itNous fin-issonsVous fin-issezIls fin-issentElles fin-issent
5Translate the following sentences into French: (1) My aunt is punishing my ugly nephew.(2) We are building a small kitchen.(3) I am succeeding in my French class.(4) I obey my mother.(5) I do not obey my sister.
6Fin PowerPoint Presentation by Mark A. Spalding, BA, MEd, MA (2008). Olympia, par Edouard Manet (1863).