Present tense – Verbs like FUIR – Formation

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On fuit toujours les débats télévisés.

Verbs like FUIR – Present tense

How do French verbs like FUIR work in the present tense?

Verbs like FUIR have the following endings added to the root (verb without –R). Note the Y in the NOUS and VOUS forms.

  • je/j’ (I) –s
  • tu (you sing.) –s
  • elle (she) –t
  • il (he) –t
  • on (we inf.) –t
  • nous (we form.) –yons
  • vous (you pl.) –yez
  • ils (they m.) –ent
  • elles (they f.) –ent

In context

  1. On fuit toujours les débats télévisés. .... We always avoid talk shows. [spoken]
  2. Nous fuyons toujours. .... We are always fleeing.

There are only 3 verbs in this category for you to remember

  1. fuir .... to flee, to escape, to avoid
  2. se fuir .... to flee/avoid one another
  3. s’enfuir/de .... to escape/from, to run away/from


Other rules for the present tense in French

Full French conjugations

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