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Le présent des verbes en -er

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What is an -er verb?

“-Er” verbs are the first group of verbs; they are regular for their endings (except “aller”) and very common.  However, Some -er verbs are considered irregular for their spelling due to the changes in the way they are spelt once conjugated in the present tense. “-Er” is pronounced, “ey.”  

For example:
Appeler →
J’appelle (the present tense for “je” doubles the “l”).

The endings

Take off “-er” at the end of the infinitive verb and add the endings to have the present tense.

Je -e
Tu -es
Il/elle/on -e
Nous -ons
Vous -ez
Ils/elles -ent


The endings for “je,” “tu,” “il,” “elle,” “on,” “ils,” and “elles” are silent and pronounced the same.

Parler Écouter
Je parle J'écoute
Tu parles Tu écoutes
Il/elle/on parle Il/elle/on écoute
Nous parlons Nous écoutons
Vous parlez Vous écoutez
Ils/elles parlent Ils/elles écoutent
Habiter Chercher
J'habite Je cherche
Tu habites Tu cherches
Il/elle/on habite Il/elle/on cherche
Nous habitons Nous cherchons
Vous habitez Vous cherchez
Ils/elles habitent Ils/elles cherchent

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