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Regular -er verbs
Each verb has an infinitive. This is the verb in its original form. In English, the infinitive is when you say to and the verb. TO LAUGH TO TALK
In French, you must, as in English conjugate the verb. You have already conjugated être. Conjugating is when you make the subject and verb match.
In order to conjugate a regular –er verb in French, the first thing you must do is drop the –er. This gives you what we call the root or stem. You will add the endings to this root.
In English, this is like dropping the to and adding the s in the 3 rd person singular case. He talks She runs
The next slide contains the endings needed to be added to the root for each subject pronoun. You will do this each time you have a subject.
je e tu es il ellee on nousons vousez ilsent elles
Again, the above are the endings you will add to the root depending upon the subject. The following is an example of a verb being conjugated.
First you will select the verb: Regarder Now, you will find the root: drop the –er Next you add the appropriate endings to the root of REGARD
Regarder je regarde tu regardes il regarde elle regarde on regarde nous regardons vous regardez ils regardent elles regardent
When the verb is conjugated it has three meanings; am watching, do watch, and watch. Tu regardes will translate as : You are watching; you do watch; and you watch. You do not need any other verb
YOU CAN ONLY HAVE ONE CONJUGATED VERB PER SUBJECT UNLESS THE VERBS ARE CONNECTED BY A CONJUNCTION LIKE AND, BUT, OR OR.
They are eating. Ils mangent. We are playing. Nous jouons. I like. Jaime.
They are speaking French. Ils parlent français. We are studying at school. Nous étudions à lécole. I work in Johnson City. Je travaille à Johnson City. She is listening to music. Elle écoute de la musique.