Verbs ending in -yer in the conditional present in French

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Verbs ending in -yer in the conditional present

To conjugate verbs that end in -YER, such as payer (to pay), replace the ending, -YER with -IER and then add the endings -ais, -ais, ait,-ions, -iez, -aient. The same goes for ennuyer (to bore/irritate), nettoyer (to clean), etc.
essuyer en
J’essuierais
Tu essuierais
Il essuierait/elle essuierait
Nous essuierions
Vous essuieriez
Ils essuieraient/elles essuieraient
payer en
Je paierais
Tu paierais
Il paierait/elle paierait
Nous paierions
Vous paieriez
Ils paieraient/elles paieraient
Si tu voulais vraiment m’aider, tu essaierais de réparer mon ordinateur.
If you really wanted to help me, you would try repairing my computer.
You can also retain the -y for verbs that end in -AYER, such as payer (to pay), balayer (to sweep), essayer (to try), etc.
Je paierais ou Je payerais I would pay
Nous balaierions ou Nous balayerions We would sweep

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