-IR verbs – Present – Today’s French

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-IR verbs – Present – Today’s French

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How are regular verbs that end in -IR conjugated in the present tense in French? Practice with Anne. Download the audio file and print this worksheet. Learn French and listen to Anne, a French native, say it at FrenchHour.com

–IR verbs in the present tense follow numerous patterns that can be learned by practicing a lot. That’s the only deal with conjugations in French. I don’t know of any other way to learn them. Practice, repeat, review.

This worksheet walks you through the conjugation of verbs ending in –IR and –OIR in their infinitive form.

You’ll see the word ‘STEM’ in this worksheet. The STEM is the infinitive verb without the ending –IR or–OIR ending: FIN(ir), CHOIS(ir)…

  • Ils choisissent la statuette. — They’re choosing the figurine.
  • Ils finissent de choisir la statuette. — They’re almost done with choosing the figurine.

Most –IR verbs – Most verbs ending in –IR have the following endings added to the stem: you have to memorize these endings.

singular                                

je STEMis

tu STEMis

elle STEMit  

il STEMit

on STEMit

plural

nous STEMissons

vous STEMissez

ils STEMissent

elles STEMissent

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Quiz - -IR verbs - Present Tense

Choisissez la bonne réponse. Pick the right answer.
    We gather/are gathering the information for the file/case.
    We always obey.
    We choose/are choosing our house.-- Visit more at -IR verbs in the Present Tense
    They finish/are finishing their homework.
    You punish them? Are you punishing them?
    He grabs/is grabbing the handle of the frying pan.
    I'm thinking (about it).
    They grow up/are growing up fast.
    She succeeds in everything.
    You fill/are filling the glass.

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