Subjonctif - Subjonctif French Subjunctive Regular verb...

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Subjonctif - French Subjunctive - Regular verb conjugations Many students of French find that the subjunctive is very difficult to master, but hopefully this lesson will simplify matters for you. In Part I, we will learn how to conjugate the present subjunctive of regular verbs. In Part II , we will learn the present subjunctive of irregular verbs. And finally in Part III , we will learn to use the subjunctive. For all regular verbs (-ER, -IR, and -RE), take the 3rd person plural form (ils) of the present tense of the verb, drop the -ent ending to find the stem, and add the subjunctive endings as follows: parler choisir rendre Ils. .. parlent choisissent rendent stem parl choisiss rend Subjunctive endings ... que je -e parle choisisse rende ... que tu -es parles choisisses rendes ... qu' il/elle/on -e parle choisisse rende ... que nous -ions parlions choisissions rendions ... que vous -iez parliez choisissiez rendiez ... qu' ils/elles -ent parlent choisissent rendent Note that -IR verbs like sortir and partir and -RE verbs like mettre which are irregular in the present tense are regular in the subjunctive. partir mettre ... que je parte mette ... que tu partes mettes ... qu' il/elle/on parte mette ... que nous partions mettions ... que vous partiez mettiez ... qu' ils/elles partent mettent Subjonctif - French Subjunctive - Conjugations of Irregular Verbs
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Many students of French find that the subjunctive is very difficult to master, but hopefully this lesson will simplify matters for you. In Part I , we learned how to conjugate the present subjunctive of regular verbs. In Part II, we will learn the present subjunctive of irregular verbs. And finally in Part III , we will learn to use the subjunctive. In working with the subjunctive, there are 3 kinds of irregular verbs . The first is two- stem verbs, which follow the same pattern as regular verbs for the singular conjugations (je, tu, il, elle, on) as well as the third person plural (ils/elles). However, they use the first person plural (nous) as the stem for their nous and vous forms of the subjunctive. Most irregular verbs follow this pattern: boire envoyer prendre venir Nous. .. buvons envoyons prenons venons stem buv envoy pren ven Subjunctive endings ... que nous -ions buvions envoyions prenions venions ... que vous -iez buviez envoyiez preniez veniez Ils. .. boivent envoient prennent viennent stem boiv envoi prenn vienn Subjunctive endings
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This note was uploaded on 05/11/2008 for the course FREN 20100 taught by Professor Any during the Spring '07 term at UChicago.

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