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French regular verbs - second group (-ir) (present tense)

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This presentation explains how to build second group verbs and includes some exercises for practice.

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French regular verbs - second group (-ir) (present tense)

  1. 1. Second group verbs The present tense of regular verbs ending in -ir consists of the stem of the verb plus the following endings: je __is tu __is il/elle/on __it nous __issons vous __issez ils/elles __issent
  2. 2. How to conjugate second group verbs Some common (regular) 2nd group verbs: batir - to build choisir - to choose grandir - to grow grossir - to get fat/put on weight guerir - to heal/get better maigrir - to lose weight/slim down reflechir - to think/reflect remplir - to fill/fill in reussir - to succeed Infinitive Stem Add correct ending to agree with subject Complete, conjugated verb: FINIR fin__ je ___is je finis
  3. 3. Second group verbs - exercise 1 Remember the standard endings for regular 2nd group verbs: je __is tu __is il/elle/on __it nous __issons vous __issez ils/elles __issent Put the right endings on these conjugated 2nd group regular verbs: Je fin__ (FINIR - to finish) Je ______ (RALENTIR - to slow down) Tu réuss__ (REUSSIR - to succeed) Tu ______ (OBEIR - to obey) Il chois__ (CHOISIR - to choose) Elle ______ (GRANDIR - to grow) Nous ralent__ (RALENTIR) Nous ______ (GUERIR - to heal / to get better) Vous bât__ (BATIR - to build) Vous ______ (MAIGRIR - to lose weight) Ils puni____ (PUNIR - to punish) Elles ______ (ROUGIR - to blush / to turn
  4. 4. Second group verbs - exercise 2 Je fin__ (FINIR - to finish) Je ______ (RALENTIR - to slow down) Tu réuss__ (REUSSIR - to succeed) Tu ______ (OBEIR - to obey) Il chois__ (CHOISIR - to choose) Elle ______ (GRANDIR - to grow) Nous ralent__ (RALENTIR) Nous ______ (GUERIR - to heal / to get better) Vous bât__ (BATIR - to build) Vous ______ (MAIGRIR - to lose Put the right endings on these conjugated 2nd group regular verbs:
  5. 5. Second group verbs - exercise 3 Write the following sentences in French. Choose the correct second group verb from the list and conjugate it correctly (in the present tense) within the sentence (to agree with the subject) I finish eating. You slow down. They succeed in their exams. He obeys his teacher. You (plural/polite) build a school. We choose a movie. RALENTIR PUNIR BATIR CHOISIR PARTIR FINIR OBEIR GRANDIR REUSSIR

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