Regular -ir Verbs

Regular French verbs
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Verbes du deuxième groupe*

There are several hundred regular French verbs that end in –ir. To conjugate them, remove the infinitive ending and then add one of the following verb endings:

je-is nous  -issons
tu-is vous-issez
il-it ils-issent

Par exemple, remplir:

jeremplis nous  remplissons
turemplis vousremplissez
il/elle/onremplit ils/ellesremplissent

Common regular -ir verbs

abolir to abolish
accomplir to accomplish
agir to act
agrandir to enlarge, to increase
avertir to warn
bâtir to build
bénir to bless
blanchir to whiten, to lighten
choisir to choose
convertir to convert
définir to define
établir to establish
étourdir to stun, to deafen, to make dizzy
finir to finish
franchir to clear (an obstacle)
grossir to gain weight, to get fat
guérir to cure, to heal, to recover
investir to invest
maigrir to lose weight, to get thin
nourrir to feed, to nourish
obéir to obey
punir to punish
réfléchir to reflect, to think
remplir to fill
réussir to succeed
rougir to blush, to turn red
saisir to seize
vieillir to age, grow old

 Several hundred verbs that end in –ir follow this pattern, but many others (acquérir, courir, partir, avoir, etc) are irregular –ir verbs.

 * French grammarians consider that there are three types of verbs.

 Regular –ir Verbs Quiz

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