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© 2010 Vista Higher Learning, Inc. All rights reserved.3.1-1 The infinitives of most French verbs end in -er. To form the present tense of regular -er.

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1 © 2010 Vista Higher Learning, Inc. All rights reserved The infinitives of most French verbs end in -er. To form the present tense of regular -er verbs, drop the -er from the infinitive and add the corresponding endings for the different subject pronouns. This chart demonstrates how to conjugate regular -er verbs.

2 © 2010 Vista Higher Learning, Inc. All rights reserved Here are some other verbs that are conjugated the same way as parler.

3 © 2010 Vista Higher Learning, Inc. All rights reserved Note that je becomes j’ when it appears before a verb that begins with a vowel sound. With the verbs adorer, aimer, and détester, use the definite article before a noun to tell what someone loves, what someone likes, or what someone hates.

4 © 2010 Vista Higher Learning, Inc. All rights reserved Use infinitive forms after the verbs adorer, aimer, and détester to say that you like (or hate, etc.) to do something. Only the first verb should be conjugated.

5 © 2010 Vista Higher Learning, Inc. All rights reserved The present tense in French can be translated in different ways in English. The English equivalent for a sentence depends on its context.

6 © 2010 Vista Higher Learning, Inc. All rights reserved Verbs ending in -ger (manger, partager, voyager) and -cer (commencer) have a spelling change in the nous form.

7 © 2010 Vista Higher Learning, Inc. All rights reserved Unlike the English to look for, the French chercher requires no preposition before the noun that follows it.

8 © 2010 Vista Higher Learning, Inc. All rights reserved Essayez! Complete the sentences with the correct present tense forms of the verbs. 1.Je ________ (parler) français en classe. 2.Nous ________ (habiter) près de (near) l’université. 3.Ils ________ (aimer) le cours de sciences politiques. 4.Vous ________ (manger) en classe?! 5.Le cours ________ (commencer) à huit heures (at eight o’clock). 6.Marie-Claire ________ (chercher) un stylo. 7.Nous ________ (partager) un crayon en cours de maths. 8.Tu ________ (étudier) l’économie. parle


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