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French Mini-Tutorial: Regular -ir Verbs

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\({\bf{-ir~Verb~Conjugations}}\) most -ir verbs follow this pattern je: -is tu: -is vous: -it il/elle/on: -issons nous: -issez ils/elles: -issent example: agir (to act) j'agis tu agis il/elle agit nous agissons vous agissez ils/elles agissent

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\({\bf{Special~Cases}}\) these are not exceptions to conjugations, but rather -ir verbs that have specific rules with regards to prepositions réfléchir (to reflect upon, not used in the literal sense of reflections, but more like pondering) takes the preposition "à" before the object réussir also takes the preposition à, and can mean to manage to do something, or to succeed/pass something ex: Nous réussissons à atteindre ce but. (We are succeeding in attaining our goal.) Je vais réussir à l'examen. (I will pass the exam.) Je réfléchis à la question. (I'm thinking about the past.) finir (to finish) takes the preposition "de" (to finish doing an action) or "par" (to end up doing an action) ex: Je viens de finir de lire le livre. (I just finished reading the book) vs. Je finis par choisir le robe rouge (I ended up choosing the red dress)

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\({\bf{References:}}\) Rochester, Myrna B. Easy French Step-by-Step, United States, McGraw-Hill Education, 2009, 78-80. https://www.lawlessfrench.com/grammar/regular-ir-verbs/ CollinsDictionary for French and English translations Forvo (https://forvo.com/), a French pronunciation database with samples from native French speakers

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