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© and ® 2011 Vista Higher Learning, Inc.2A.1-1 The infinitives of most French verbs end in -er. To form the present tense of regular -er verbs, drop the.

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1 © and ® 2011 Vista Higher Learning, Inc.2A.1-1 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 © and ® 2011 Vista Higher Learning, Inc.2A.1-2 Here are some other verbs that are conjugated the same way as parler.

3 © and ® 2011 Vista Higher Learning, Inc.2A.1-3 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, likes, prefers, or hates.

4 © and ® 2011 Vista Higher Learning, Inc.2A.1-4 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 © and ® 2011 Vista Higher Learning, Inc.2A.1-5 The present tense in French can be translated in different ways in English. The English equivalent for a sentence depends on its context.

6 © and ® 2011 Vista Higher Learning, Inc.2A.1-6 Verbs ending in -ger (manger, partager, voyager) and -cer (commencer) have a spelling change in the nous form.

7 © and ® 2011 Vista Higher Learning, Inc.2A.1-7 Unlike the English to look for, the French chercher requires no preposition before the noun that follows it.

8 © and ® 2011 Vista Higher Learning, Inc.2A.1-8 Use present tense verb forms to give commands. The nous and vous command forms are identical to those of the present tense. The tu command form of -er verbs drops the -s from the present tense form. The command forms of être are irregular: sois, soyons, soyez.

9 © and ® 2011 Vista Higher Learning, Inc.2A.1-9 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) luniversité. 3.Ils ________ (aimer) le cours de sciences politiques. 4.Élodie! ________ (regarder) le professeur! 5.Le cours ________ (commencer) à huit heures (at eight oclock). 6.Claire et Sylvain _________ (partager) le livre. parle


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