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2 © Boardworks Ltd of 9 Regular -ir verbs 1 Regular verbs follow a set pattern. This means that if you learn the endings for one verb, you will be able to use the same endings on all the other verbs that belong to the same group. What’s a regular verb? Do all regular verbs end in -er? Not all of them. Apart from - er verbs, there are two other groups of regular verbs. These are -ir verbs (verbs whose infinitives end in -ir) and -re verbs (verbs whose infinitives end in -re).

3 © Boardworks Ltd of 9 Je Tu Il / Elle Nous Vous Ils / Elles finis finit finissons finissez finissent I finish, I am finishing You finish, you are finishing He / she finishes, he / she is finishing We finish, we are finishing You finish, you are finishing They finish, they are finishing Regular -ir verbs 2 Here is the whole of the verb finir. It means ‘to finish’ in English, and it is an example of a regular -ir verb.

4 © Boardworks Ltd of 9 Je Tu Il / Elle Nous Vous Ils / Elles choisis choisit choisissons choisissez choisissent He / she chooses, he / she is choosing We choose, we are choosing You choose, you are choosing They choose, they are choosing Regular -ir verbs 3 Forming a regular -ir verb is easy. Take the -ir ending off the infinitive, then you add on the correct ending for je, tu, etc. Pouvez-vous conjuguez le verbe choisir? Pouvez-vous conjuguez le verbe choisir? You choose, you are choosing I choose, I am choosing

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6 © Boardworks Ltd of 9 J’ Tu Il / Elle Nous Vous Ils / Elles attends attend_ attendons attendez attendent I wait, I am waiting You wait, you are waiting He / she waits, he / she is waiting We wait, we are waiting You wait, you are waiting They wait, they are waiting Regular-re verbs 1 Here is the whole of the verb attendre. It means ‘to wait’ in English, and it is an example of a regular -re verb. What do you notice about the il / elle (and on) part of the verb? What do you notice about the il / elle (and on) part of the verb?

7 © Boardworks Ltd of 9 Je Tu Il / Elle Nous Vous Ils / Elles Regular -re verbs 2 Forming a regular -re verb is easy. Take the -re ending off the infinitive, then add on the correct ending for je, tu, il etc. Pouvez-vous conjuguez le verbe répondre? Pouvez-vous conjuguez le verbe répondre? réponds répond_ répondons répondez répondent I answer, I am answering You answer, you are answering He / she answers, he / she is answering We answer, we are answering You answer, you are answering They answer, they are answering

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