Regular ir Verbs Subjonctif Conjugation [+6 Examples]

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In this French grammar lesson you will learn about the regular ir verbs subjonctif 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 subjonctif conjugations
  • how regular -ir verbs subjonctif conjugation Anki files can be downloaded.

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 subjonctif conjugation!

Table of Contents

Regular ir Verbs Subjonctif Conjugation Table

ending
que j’/je[ils form in the present indicative] – [ent] e
que tu[ils form in the present indicative] – [ent]es
qu’il/elle/on[ils form in the present indicative] – [ent]e
que nous[ils form in the present indicative] – [ent]ions
que vous[ils form in the present indicative] – [ent]iez
qu’ils/elles[ils form in the present indicative] – [ent]ent

Regular -ir Verbs Conjugation Method

This section will show you how regular -ir verbs are conjugated in the subjonctif

There is a three step method that will make everything very easy for you.

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

  1. Find the ils form of the verb in the present indicative
  2. Remove the -ent ending
  3. Add the new ending (e, es, e, ions, iez, ent)

The verb choisir means “to choose” in English.

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

  1. choisissent

The ils form of choisir in the present indicative is choisissent.

  1. choisiss

When we remove the –ent ending we get choisiss.

  1. choisisse

When we add the new ending we get choisisse.

So, the je form of choisir in the subjonctif is:

que je choisisse

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 Subjonctif Conjugations

There is 1 important rule to take into account, when you want to pronounce regular ir verbs subjonctif conjugations.

  1. The je, tu, il/elle/on and ils/elles form have the same pronunciation of the verb.

que je choisisse

que tu choisisses

qu’il choisisse

qu’ils choisissent

You don’t pronounce the letters highlighted in red.

Example Sentences with Regular ir Verbs Subjonctif Conjugations

The final section of this lesson on regular ir verbs subjonctif conjugations is about seeing the verb in action.

This is valuable because you can improve your understanding on regular ir verbs subjonctif conjugations through examples.

finir

Il faut que je finisse mon travail.

I have to finish my work.

offrir

Il veut que tu offres un verre au visiteur.

He wants you to offer the visitor a drink.

ouvrir

Elle veut qu’on ouvre la fenêtre.

She wants us to open the window.

cueillir

Il veut que nous cueillions toutes les cerises.

He wants us to pick all the cherries.

accueillir

Il veut que vous accueilliez les invités.

He wants you to welcome the guests.

finir

Je veux qu’ils finissent mon travail.

I want them to finish my work.

Quiz Yourself on Regular ir Verbs Subjonctif Conjugations

It’s not enough to just read this lesson.

You should test your knowledge to see if you really understood everything, and to be able to repeat the material.

It is also for this reason that it is recommended to download the Anki Decks and do them.

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

You will see the sentences of the previous chapter. It is up to you to give the correct answer.

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.

Anki File for Regular ir Verbs Subjonctif Conjugations

It is important to do the Anki excercises for this lesson, so that you can remember what you just studied.

By downloading the Anki File for French B2, you can practice every French B2 lesson that is on Language Atlas.

At this moment the Anki File for this lesson doesn’t exist yet. However, in due time this will be available on Language Atlas.

If you don’t know why you should use Anki, or don’t know how to use Anki or merge Anki files please click here.

Anki can be downloaded from here.

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