Verbs ending in -ir like dormir in the present tense in French

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Verbs ending in -ir like dormir in the present tense

Verbs that end in -ir, such as dormir (to sleep) and partir (to leave), are conjugated in the present tense in the following manner. The same goes for sentir (to feel/smell), servir (to serve), sortir (to go out), mentir (to lie, to fib), se repentir (to be sorry, repent), etc.
dormir en
Je dors
Tu dors
Il dort/elle dort
Nous dormons
Vous dormez
Ils dorment/elles dorment

Victor dort toute la journée. Victor sleeps the whole day long.
These verbs have 2 roots. For the je, tu, and il/elle forms, you must remove the final consonant of the root before adding the ending (partirpar-). For the nous, vous, and ils/elles forms, keep the final consonant (partirpart-).
partir → je pars, tu pars, il/elle part - nous partons, vous partez, ils/elles partent -to leave → I leave, you leave, he/she leaves - we leave, you leave, they leave
sortir → je sors, tu sors, il/elle sort - nous sortons, vous sortez, ils/elles sortent -to go out → I go out, you go out, he/she goes out - we go out, you go out, they go out
mentir → je mens, tu mens, il/elle ment - nous mentons, vous mentez, ils/elles mentent -to lie → I lie, you lie, he/she lies - we lie, you lie, they lie

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