Regular -ER and -IR verbs in the present tense in French

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Regular -ER and -IR verbs in the present tense

Verbs of the first group end in -ER in the infinitive form: chanter (to sing), aimer (to like/love), jouer (to play), travailler (to work), etc. Verbs of the second group are mosty those ending in -IR in the infinitive: finir (to finish), choisir (to choose), réfléchir (to reflect), etc. These verbs are regular and are conjugated like this:
chanter en
Je chante
Tu chantes
Il chante/elle chante
Nous chantons
Vous chantez
Ils chantent/elles chantent
finir en
Je finis
Tu finis
Il finit/elle finit
Nous finissons
Vous finissez
Ils finissent/elles finissent
The present tense is used to talk about ongoing actions, habits or generalities.
Tous les matins, je me lève à 8 heures se lever, présent Every morning, I get up at 8am.
Les Français parlent souvent mal anglais parler, présent The French often speak English badly.
Exception alert!
•  The verb aller is irregular (je vais, tu vas, il/elle va, nous allons, vous allez, ils/elles vont; I go, you go, he/she goes, we go, you go, they go).
•  In some case the verb is spelled differently in its conjugated forms: appeler → j’appelle to call → I call; lever → je lève to lift→ I lift; manger → nous mangeons to eat → we eat, etc.

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