In this French grammar lesson you will learn about the regular ir verbs conditionnel passé 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 passé conjugations
- how to practice with flashcards on regular -ir verbs conditionnel passé
Please refer to the French B2 Curriculum to get a better overview of French grammar, if you are curious about how this fits in the overall structure of French B2.
By the end of the lesson you will know all about the regular ir verbs conditionnel passé conjugation!
Table of Contents
Regular ir Verbs Conditionnel Passé Conjugation Table
|avoir conditionnel présent|
Regular -ir Verbs Conjugation Method
This section will show you how regular -ir verbs are conjugated in the conditionnel passé.
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 passé one must:
- Conjugate avoir in the conditionnel présent
- Add the particip passé of the -ir verb.
The verb choisir means “to choose” in English.
We will take this verb and conjugate it in the “je” form using the two step method.
Avoir in the conditionnel présent is aurais.
The particip passé of choisir is choisi.
So when you wish to say “I would have chosen” in French you get:
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:
|grandir||to grow up|
|réfléchir||to think/to reflect|
Pronunciation of Regular ir Verbs Conditionnel Passé Conjugations
There are 2 important rules to take into account, when you want to pronounce regular ir verbs conditionnel passé conjugations.
- The je, tu, il/elle/on, and ils/elles form have the same pronunciation.
Tu aurais choisi
Il aurait choisi
Ils auraient choisi
- The je form of both the conditionnel passé and the futur simple have the same pronunciation.
I would have chosen
I will have chosen
The context will reveal which one is correct.
You don’t pronounce the letters highlighted in red.
Example Sentences with Regular ir Verbs Conditionnel Passé Conjugations
The final section of this lesson on the regular ir verbs conditionnel passé conjugations is about seeing the verbs in action.
This is valuable because you can improve your understanding on the regular ir verbs conditionnel passé conjugations through examples.
J’avais espéré que j’aurais fini ça hier.
I had hoped that I would have finished this yesterday.
Je ne vous l’ai pas dit parce que je sais que tu l’aurais puni.
I didn’t tell you because I know you would have punished him.
S’il avait entendu ses conseils, il aurait réussi.
If he had heard her advice, he would have succeeded.
Nous aurions bâti quelque chose, si vous nous aviez payés.
We would have built something, if you had paid us.
Qu’auriez-vous choisi ?
What would you have chosen?
Ils auraient grossi de toute façon
They would have gained weight either way.
Quiz Yourself on Regular ir Verbs Conditionnel Passé Conjugations
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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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