The passé composé: past participles ending in -i in French

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The passé composé: past participles ending in -i

Most verbs ending in -ir or -ire have past participles that end in -i. To create them, remove the -r or -re from the end. A few examples include: finir → fini (to finish), dormir → dormi (to sleep), servir → servi (to serve), sortir → sorti (to go out), partir → parti (to leave), rire → ri (to laugh), suivre → suivi (to follow). They are conjugated in the passé composé in the following way :

finir en
J’ai fini
Tu as fini
Il a fini/elle a fini
Nous avons fini
Vous avez fini
Ils ont fini/elles ont fini
rire en
J’ai ri
Tu as ri
Il a ri/elle a ri
Nous avons ri
Vous avez ri
Ils ont ri/elles ont ri
dormir en
J’ai dormi
Tu as dormi
Il a dormi/elle a dormi
Nous avons dormi
Vous avez dormi
Ils ont dormi/elles ont dormi

Nous avons fini notre travail. We have finished our work.

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