In this French grammar lesson, you will learn about the regular ir verbs conditionnel présent conjugation.
In this lesson you will learn about:
- how regular -ir verbs are conjugated in French
- the regular -ir verbs in French
- how regular -ir verbs are pronounced in French
- how regular -ir verbs are used in sentences in French
- how you can quiz yourself on regular -ir verbs conditionnel présent conjugations
- how to practice with flashcards on regular -ir verbs conditionnel présent conjugation
- how and why you should use the courses of Language Atlas to learn French
By the end of the lesson, you will know all about the regular ir verbs conditionnel présent conjugation!
Table of Contents
Regular ir Verbs Conditionnel Présent Conjugation Table
Regular ir Verbs Conjugation Method
This section will show you how regular -ir verbs are conjugated in the conditionnel présent.
There is a two step method that will make everything very easy for you.
In order to conjugate verbs that end with -ir in the conditionnel présent one must:
- Find the stem of the verb in the futur simple. For -ir verbs this is the same as the infinitive (full verb).
- Add the new ending (ais, ais, ait, ions, iez, aient).
In the conjugation table above you can see the verb choisir which means to “to choose” in English.
We will take this verb and conjugate it in the “je” form using the two step method.
The full verb of “to choose” is choisir in French
When we add the new ending ais, the final conjugated form will be choisirais.
So when you wish to say “I would choose” in French you get:
Please note that the new endings (ais, ais, ait, ions, iez, aient) are the imparfait endings.
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:
|to grow up
|to think/to reflect
Pronunciation of Regular ir Verbs Conditionnel Présent Conjugations
There are 2 important rules to take into account, when you want to pronounce regular ir verbs conditionnel présent conjugations.
- The je, tu, il/elle/on, and ils/elles form have the same pronunciation.
- The je form of both the conditionnel présent and the futur simple have the same pronunciation.
I would choose
I will choose
The context will reveal which one is correct.
You don’t pronounce the letters highlighted in red.
Example Sentences with Regular ir Verbs Conditionnel Présent Conjugations
The final section of this lesson on the regular ir verbs conditionnel présent conjugations is about seeing the verbs in action.
This is valuable because you can improve your understanding on the regular ir verbs conditionnel présent conjugations through examples.
Si je devais aller à l’étranger, je choisirais la France.
If I had to go abroad, I would choose France.
Je n’ai jamais pensé que tu le finirais.
I never thought you would finish it.
Il investirait s’il en avait l’occasion.
He would invest if he had the opportunity.
Nous partirions plus tard si nous ne devions pas étudier demain.
We would leave later if we didn’t have to study tomorrow.
Il y a un sac bleu et un sac rouge. Lequel choisiriez-vous ?
There is a blue bag and a red bag. Which one would you choose?
Je pense qu’ils la puniraient pour ça.
I think they would punish her for that.
Quiz Yourself on Regular ir Verbs Conditionnel Présent Conjugations
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!
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