Regular ir Verbs Conjugation in the Passé Composé

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In this French grammar lesson we will learn about regular ir verbs conjugation in the passe composé.

In this lesson you will learn about:

  • how regular ir verbs in the passé composé are conjugated in French,
  • which verbs are common regular ir verbs in French,
  • how regular ir verbs in the passé composé are pronounced in French,
  • how regular ir verbs in the passé composé are used in sentences in French,
  • how you can quiz yourself on regular ir verbs conjugation in the passé composé,
  • how to practice with flashcards on regular ir verbs conjugation in the passé composé

Please refer to the French A2 Curriculum to get a better overview of French grammar if you are curious about how regular ir verbs conjugation in the passe composé fits in French A2 grammar.

By the end of the lesson you will know all about regular ir verbs conjugation in the passé composé.

Table of Contents

Regular ir Verbs Conjugation in the Passé Composé

choisir (to choose)
j’aichoisi
tuaschoisi
il/elle/onachoisi
nousavonschoisi
vousavezchoisi
ils/ellesontchoisi

Regular ir Verbs Conjugation Method

To conjugate regular -ir verbs in the passé composé, all you have to do is replace the -ir ending of the infinitive with the –i.

choisir -> choisi

There is a three step method that will make everything very easy for you, if doing it immediately is too hard.

In order to conjugate verbs that end with -ir in the passé composé one must:

  1. Find the infintive (full verb)
  2. Cut off the -ir
  3. Add the new ending

In the conjugation table above you can see the verb choisir means to “to choose” in English.

We will take this verb and conjugate it in the “je” form using the three step method.

  1. choisir

The full verb of “to choose” is choisir in French

  1. chois

Once you cut of the ir ending all that is left is chois

  1. choisi

When we add the new ending i the final conjugated form will be choisi

So when you wish to say “I chose” in French you get:

J’ai choisi

Common Regular ir Verbs

French has three regular verb groups.

  • regular -er verbs
  • regular -ir verbs
  • regular -re verbs

The regular -ir verbs group is the second biggest group. Many French verbs fall in this group.

Here is a list of common verbs that you are sure to encounter in day-to-day life:

choisirto choose
finirto finish
grandirto grow up
investirto invest
réfléchirto think/to reflect
réussirto succeed

Pronunciation of Regular ir Verbs Conjugations

In this section on regular ir verbs conjugation in the passé composé we will focus on pronunciation.

There is 1 important rule to take into account when we want to pronounce the regular ir verbs conjugation in the passé composé.

  1. The particip passé (choisi) is pronounced in the same way for all the verbs. The last sound that you hear is the i sound.

J’ai choisi

Tu as choisi

Il a choisi

Nous avons choisi

Vous avez choisi

Ils ont choisi

As you can see particip passé has the same pronunciation in every phrase.

Example Sentences with Regular ir Verbs Conjugation in the Passé Composé

The final section of this lesson on regular ir verbs conjugation in the passé composé is about seeing regular ir verbs conjugation in the passé composé in action.

This is valuable because you can improve your understanding of regular ir verbs conjugation in the passé composé through examples.

choisir

J’ai choisi de regarder de l’autre côté.

I chose to look the other way.

finir

Est-ce que tu as fini de lire le livre ?

Have you finished reading the book?

grandir

Il a grandi en Australie.

He grew up in Australia.

He was brought up in Australia.

investir

Nous avons investi dans ce domaine.

We invested in that area.

réfléchir

Avez-vous réfléchi à notre offre ?

Did you think about our offer?

réussir

Ils ont tous réussi l’examen.

They all passed the exam.

Quiz Yourself on Regular ir Verbs Conjugation in the Passé Composé

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.

It is up to you to give the correct answer.

Once you are done the correct answer will be shown.

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

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