Verbs ending in -yer in the present tense

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Verbs ending in -yer in the present tense

In the present tense, verbs that end in -yer, such as payer (to pay), ennuyer (to bore/irritate) or nettoyer (to clean) are conjugated like regular first group verb (ending in -er). The exception to note is that the y becomes an i in the je, tu, il/elle and ils/elles forms.
payer en
Je paie
Tu paies
Il paie
Nous payons
Vous payez
Ils paient
ennuyer en
J’ennuie
Tu ennuies
Il ennuie
Nous ennuyons
Vous ennuyez
Ils ennuient
nettoyer en
Je nettoie
Tu nettoies
Il nettoie
Nous nettoyons
Vous nettoyez
Ils nettoient

Il pleut, on s’ennuie ! It’s raining, we’re bored!
Note that verbs ending in -ayer can be written in the present in two different ways.
Je paye (ou je paie) en carte bleue. I’m paying with a credit card.
Il essaye (ou il essaie) d’apprendre le français. He tries to learn French.

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