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Present tense – Verbs like VENIR TENIR – Formation

Present tense -Verbs like VENIR TENIR

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Ils viennent diner dimanche.

How do verbs like VENIR TENIR  work in the present tense in French?

Verbs like VENIR & TENIR - The E becomes IE except in the NOUS and VOUS forms as well as the endings in general.

  • je/j’ (I) viens
  • tu (you sing.) viens
  • elle (she) vient
  • il (he) vient
  • on (we inf.) vient
  • nous (we form.) venons
  • vous (you pl.) venez
  • ils (they m.) viennent
  • elles (they f.) viennent

In context

  1. Ils viennent diner dimanche. .... They are coming for dinner on Sunday.
  2. Elles tiennent la chaise. .... They are holding the chair.
  3. J’appartiens à ce club. .... I belong to that club.
  4. Nous maintenons la maison. .... We’re maintaining the house.
  5. Ça ne le retient pas. .... It doesn’t keep it back.

10 verbs in this category for you to start with

  1. appartenir .... to belong to
  2. devenir  .... to become
  3. maintenir .... to maintain
  4. obtenir .... to get, to obtain
  5. parvenir .... to attain, to reach
  6. retenir .... to keep, to hold back, to remember
  7. revenir  .... to come back
  8. se souvenir de .... to remember
  9. tenir  .... to hold
  10. venir  .... to come
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1 comment to Present tense – Verbs like VENIR TENIR – Formation

  • Phuong La

    Ils viennent diner dimanche. …. They are coming for dinner tonight . => Sunday

     
     

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