2 On p. 31 of your text are many new verbs, many of which are considered regular –er verbs. This means they all are spelled similarly when writing sentences.Here are some common –er verbs:jouer: to playregarder: to look at, watchdanser: to danceécouter: to listen to
3 Common –er verbs étudier: to study nager: to swim voyager: to travel dîner: to dinetéléphoner: to telephonechanter: to singorganiser: to organisetravailler: to work
4 More common –er verbs habiter: to live inviter: to invite aimer: to likeparler: to speakNotice all include the word to. This is called the infinitive and is the original form of the verb.
5 conjugation Let’s work with the verb aimer: to like To use aimer in sentences, the spelling must agree with the subject (je, tu, il, elle, etc).The first step is to begin with the infinitive and remove the –er.aimerThis leaves you with the stem aim. Next we will add the stem next to each subject pronoun.
6 Conjugation continued J’aim nous aimTu aim nous aimIl/elle/on aim ils/elles aimNotice the j’ above. Use this with vowel sounds.Next we will add appropriate endings for each subject pronoun. The endings for all regular –er verbs are as follows
7 -er verb endings Je/j’: -e nous : -ons Tu: -es vous: -ez Il/elle/on: -e ils/elles: -entAdd these endings to the stem to say I like, you like, he/she likes, etc.
8 Adding the endings to the stem J’aime I likeTu aimes You likeIl/elle/on aime He/She/One likesNous aimons We likeVouz aimez You likeIls/elles aiment They like
9 Creating sentencesUsing this pattern of endings, you can create sentences with any regular –er verb.Je chante: I sing, I do sing, I am singingTu parles: you speak, you do speak, you are speakingElle danse. She dances, she is dancing, she does danceIl organise
10 5. Nous travaillons.6. Vous écoutez7. Ils étudient8. Elles invitent
11 Verbes ending in -ger nager: to swim voyager: to travel manger: to eat ranger: to put away, arrange, pick upWhen conjugating these verbs, keep the e before adding –ons in the nous form.example: nous mangeons: we eat
12 -ger verbs nous nageons: we swim nous voyageons: we travel This affects sentences containing nous only.