Dire – Écrire – Lire Conjugation Pattern

3 Irregular French Verbs

with a similar conjugation pattern

Dire, écrire, lire conjugations
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In the present tense, the irregular –re verbs dire (to say, tell), écrire (to write), and lire (to lire) are conjugated mostly* according to the same pattern:

1. For singular conjugations, remove –re to find the stem and add the endings.

2. For plural conjugations, the stems are dis, écriv, and lis, respectively.

 * Exccept for the he vous form of dire.

Endings Dire Écrire Lire
-s je dis j’écris je lis
-s tu dis tu écris tu lis
-t il dit il écrit il lit
-ons nous disons nous écrivons nous lisons
-ez vous dites* vous écrivez vous lisez
-ent ils disent ils écrivent ils lisent

 Derivatives (redire, décrire, etc) follow the same pattern.

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