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But there are three patterns in the conjugation of so-called regular -er verbs that set them apart from the rest. French grammarians consider them all part of le premier groupe, but I think it’s helpful to classify them as irregular, or at least odd.
The conjugations of –ier verbs like étudier (to study) and crier (to scream) are identical to those of regular -er verbs, but the -i- right before the infinitive ending results in some odd-looking and -sounding conjugations.
Verbs that end in –cer and –ger like effacer (to erase) and bouger (to move) follow the normal conjugation rules, but require spelling changes in a few conjugations in order to maintain the correct pronunciation.
- Regular -er verbs
- -ER verb conjugations – PwLF super list
- Irregular verbs
- Introduction to French verbs
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