Verbs ending in -re or -r with past participles ending in -u

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Verbs ending in -re or -r with past participles ending in -u

The verbs pleuvoir (to rain) and croire (to believe) have past participles that end in -u. To create them, retain the first two consonants of the verb only and add -u (pleuvoir → plu, croire → cru). The same goes for plaire (to please), croître (to grow) and accroître (to increase). They are conjugated in the passé composé in the following way :

pleuvoir en
Il a plu
plaire en
J’ai plu
Tu as plu
Il a plu
Nous avons plu
Vous avez plu
Ils ont plu
croire en
J’ai cru
Tu as cru
Il a cru
Nous avons cru
Vous avez cru
Ils ont cru

Il a plu toute la nuit. It rained all night.

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