Present tense – Regular -ER verbs – Formation

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Regular -ER verbs – Present tense

How do French regular -ER verbs work?

Verbes réguliers en -ER – Présent

Regular –ER verbs (ending en –ER) have the following endings added to the stem

  • je/j’ (I) –e
  • tu (you sing.) –es
  • elle (she) –e
  • il (he) –e
  • on (we inf.) –e
  • nous (we form.) –ons
  • vous (you pl.) –ez
  • ils (they m.) –ent
  • elles (they f.) –ent

In context

  1. J’aime FRENCH ETC. -- I like FRENCH ETC.
  2. Tu regardes la télé. -- You are watching TV.
  3. Nous dansons samedi. -- We dance on Saturday.
  4. Ils parlent français. -- They speak French.

5 verbs in this category for you to start with

  1. aimer  -- to like, to love
  2. regarder -- to watch
  3. parler -- to speak
  4. habiter -- to live
  5. travailler -- to work

Other rules for the present tense in French

Full French conjugations

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