Mettre Conjugation in the Present Tense [+9 Examples & Quiz]

mettre conjugation in the present tense

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In this French grammar lesson, you will learn about mettre conjugation in the present tense.

In this lesson you will learn about:

  • how mettre is conjugated in French
  • how mettre is used in French
  • how mettre has derivative verbs
  • how mettre is pronounced in French
  • how mettre is used in sentences in French
  • how you can quiz yourself on mettre conjugation in the present tense
  • how to practice with flashcards on mettre conjugation in the present tense

Please refer to the French A1 Curriculum to get a better overview of French grammar, if you are curious about this fits in French A1.

By the end of the lesson, you will know all about mettre conjugation in the present tense!

Table of Contents

Mettre Conjugation in the Present Tense Table

jemets
tumets
il/elle/onmet
nousmettons
vousmettez
ils/ellesmettent

Usage of Mettre

This section on mettre conjugation in the present tense will show you how mettre is used in French.

Mettre means “to put”, and is an irregular verb.

Mettre is a verb with a lot of meanings. However, the most important ones will be mentioned in this lesson.

As you move onto higher levels the other meanings will be explained.

  1. Mettre can be used as “to put”. Often this is used as to put something somewhere.

Je mets ma voiture là-bas.

I’m putting my car over there.

Je mets la main sur son épaule.

I put my hand on his shoulder.

  1. Mettre can also be used as “put on”. Often this is used with putting on clothes.

Je dois mettre mes chaussures.

I have to put on my shoes.

Va mettre ton pyjama!

Go put your pajamas on!

Derivatives of Mettre

abattreto shoot
admettre to admit
battreto beat
combattreto fight
commettre to commit
compromettre to compromise
permettreto permit
promettreto promise
soumettreto submit
transmettreto transmit

As you can see, mettre has a few important derivatives that you should be aware of.

All of these derivatives are conjugated in the same way.

You can see some them in action in the example sentences chapter.

These verbs fall in the third group of the -re verbs.

Pronunciation of Mettre

In this section on mettre conjugation in the present tense we will focus on pronunciation.

There are 2 important rules to take into account when you want to pronounce a mettre conjugation in the present tense in French.

  1. The je, tu, and il/elle/on verb forms all have the same pronunciation. The -ts andt endings are not pronounced. In this case, it is just the “me” part that gets pronounced.

Je mets

Tu mets

Il met

All these verbs have the same exact pronunciation.

You don’t pronounce the letters in red.

  1. In the ils/elles verb form, you don’t pronounce the -ent ending. In this case, it is just the “mett” part that gets pronounced.

Ils mettent

The last letter that is pronounced is the “t“.

You don’t pronounce the letters in red.

Example Sentences with Mettre Conjugation in the Present Tense

The final section of this lesson on mettre conjugation in the present tense is about seeing it in action, so you can improve your understanding on mettre conjugation in the present tense through example sentences.

Here are some example sentences that show how mettre is used French.

Je mets ma voiture là-bas.

I’m putting my car over there.

Je mets la main sur son épaule.

I put my hand on his shoulder.

Je dois mettre mes chaussures.

I have to put on my shoes.

Va mettre ton pyjama!

Go put your pajamas on!

Je pense que tu mets trop de sucre.

I think you’re putting in too much sugar.

Elle admet être impliquée dans le scandale.

She admits being involved in the scandal.

Nous ne pouvons pas permettre cela.

We can’t allow that.

Vous devez promettre de garder le secret.

You have to promise to keep it a secret.

Alain pense qu’ils mettent trop de parfum.

Alain thinks they put on too much perfume.

Quiz Yourself on Mettre Conjugation in the Present Tense

At the end of every lesson you can do a small quiz.

You will see the sentences of the previous chapter.

You will either need to fill in the blanks, choose the correct multiple choice option, or both.

Once you are done the correct answer will be shown.

You can redo the quiz as many times as you want.

Conjugate: MettreJe ma voiture là-bas. [I’m putting my car over there.]
Conjugate: MettreJe pense que tu trop de sucre. [I think you’re putting in too much sugar.]
Conjugate: PermetrreNous ne pouvons pas cela. [We can’t allow that.]
Conjugate: PromettreVous devez de garder le secret. [You have to promise to keep it a secret]
Conjugate: MettreAlain pense qu’ils trop de parfum. [Alain thinks they put on too much perfume.]

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