Irregular Present tense verbs - Part 1

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Irregular Present tense verbs - Part 1
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irregular verbs in the present tense
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  1. Conjugate
    aller in the present tense.

    • Je vais

    • tu vas
    • il va
    • nous allons
    • vous allez
    • ils vont
  2. Conjugate
    avoir in the present tense

    • j'ai

    • tu as
    • il a
    • nous avons
    • vous avez
    • ils ont
  3. Conjugate
    être
    in the present tense

    • je suis

    • tu es
    • il est
    • nous sommes
    • vous êtes
    • ils sont
  4. Conjugate
    faire in the present tense

    • je fais

    • tu fais
    • il fait
    • nous faisons
    • vous faites
    • ils font
  5. Conjugate prendre in the present tense

    • je prends

    • tu prends
    • il prend
    • nous prenons
    • vous prenez
    • ils prennent
    • (also for apprendre, comprendre, entreprendre (to begin), reprendre (to start again),

    • and surprendre (to surprise)
  6. -Ir verbs conjugated like -er verbs
    • Drop the "ir" and change to "e, es, e, ons, ez, ent"
    • ouvrir, couvrir, découvrir, rouvrir, offrir, souffrir, cueillir (to gather/pick), accueillir
  7. -Ir verbs conjugated like -re verbs:
    dormir, mentir, partir, repartir, sentir, servir, sortir
    • Drop the "mir, tir, vir" endings and add "s, s, t: to the singular forms;
    • Drop the "ir, ir, ir" endings and add "ons, ez, ent" to the plural forms of the verbs.
  8. example: sortir
    • je sors
    • tu sors
    • il sort
    • nous sortons
    • vous sortez
    • ils sortent
  9. Conjugate in present tense: Verbs with Stems in -gn- and Infinitives in -indre
    ex. craindre (to fear)
    • In the singular persons, drop the "dre" endings and add "s, s, t".
    • In the plural persons, drop the "ndre" endings and add "gnons, gnez, gnent".
    • Ex: craindre
    • je crains
    • tu crains
    • il craint
    • nous craignons
    • vous craignez
    • ils craignent
    • Other words ending in -indre: atteindre (to reach), éteindre (to extinguish), étreindre (to embrace), feindre (to feign), peindre (to paint), teindre (to dye), contraindre (to constrain), plaindre (to pity), rejoindre, joindre.
  10. Conjugate -ttre verbs in the present tense
    ex. battre (to hit), mettre (to put)
    • In the singular persons, drop the "tre" endings and add "s, s, t"
    • In the plural persons, drop the "re" endings and add "ons, ez, ent".
    • ex. battre
    • je bats
    • tu bats
    • il bat
    • nous battons
    • vous battez
    • ils battent

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