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How are regular verbs that end in -IR conjugated in the present tense in French? Practice with Anne. Download the audio file and print this worksheet. Learn French and listen to Anne, a French native, say it at FrenchHour.com
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–IR verbs in the present tense follow numerous patterns that can be learned by practicing a lot. That’s the only deal with conjugations in French. I don’t know of any other way to learn them. Practice, repeat, review.

This worksheet walks you through the conjugation of verbs ending in –IR and –OIR in their infinitive form.

You’ll see the word ‘STEM’ in this worksheet. The STEM is the infinitive verb without the ending –IR or–OIR ending: FIN(ir), CHOIS(ir)…

  • Ils choisissent la statuette. — They’re choosing the figurine.
  • Ils finissent de choisir la statuette. — They’re almost done with choosing the figurine.

Most –IR verbs – Most verbs ending in –IR have the following endings added to the stem: you have to memorize these endings.


je STEM–is

tu STEM–is

elle STEM–it  

il STEM–it

on STEM–it


nous STEM–issons

vous STEM–issez

ils STEM–issent

elles STEM–issent


    I'm thinking (about it).
    He grabs/is grabbing the handle of the frying pan.
    You fill/are filling the glass.
    They grow up/are growing up fast.
    They finish/are finishing their homework.



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