Regular -re Verbs

Verbes du troisième groupe*

There are several dozen regular French verbs that end in -re, sometimes called -dre verbs. To conjugate them, remove the infinitive ending and then add one of the following verb endings:

je -s   nous   -ons
tu -s   vous -ez
il   ils -ent

Par exemple…

perdre (to lose)

je perds   nous   perdons
tu perds   vous perdez
il/elle/on perd   ils/elles perdent

Common regular -re verbs

attendre   to wait (for)
confondre   to confuse
correspondre   to correspond
défendre   to defend
dépendre   to depend
descendre   to descend
entendre   to hear, to understand
étendre   to stretch
fondre   to melt
mordre   to bite
pendre   to hang, suspend
perdre   to lose
prétendre   to claim
rendre   to give back, to return
répandre   to spread, to scatter
répondre   to answer
suspendre   to suspend
tordre   to twist
vendre   to sell

*According to French grammarians, there is no such thing as regular -re verbs. All verbs that end in -re, including the ones defined here as regular, are lumped together with irregular verbs under the heading verbes du troisième groupe.

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