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Related Terms

Related Terms:

  • First Group Verbs: Refers to the verbs in the first group (-er verbs) in French. These verbs follow a specific conjugation pattern in the present tense and share common characteristics.
  • Conjugation: The process of changing a verb to agree with its subject in terms of person, number, and tense. Verbs in the second group have their own conjugation pattern.
  • Infinitive: The base form of a verb, typically ending in -er, -ir, or -re. Second group verbs have an infinitive ending in -ir.
  • Stem: The base part of a verb to which endings are added during conjugation. Second group verbs have a distinctive stem that sets them apart from other verb groups.
  • Present Tense: The tense used to describe actions happening in the current moment. Second group verbs are conjugated differently in the present tense compared to other verb groups.
  • Verb Group: Refers to the classification of verbs based on their infinitive endings and conjugation patterns. Second group verbs belong to a specific group characterized by their -ir endings and conjugation rules.
  • Regular Verbs: Verbs that follow a predictable conjugation pattern. While second group verbs have some irregularities, they are considered regular within their own group.
  • Irregular Verbs: Verbs that do not follow the typical conjugation patterns. While second group verbs have some irregularities, they are not as irregular as verbs in the third group.
  • Auxiliary Verbs: Verbs used in conjunction with other verbs to form compound tenses. Second group verbs do not typically serve as auxiliary verbs in French.
  • Verb Endings: The specific letters or syllables added to the verb stem to indicate tense, mood, and subject agreement. Second group verbs have their own unique endings for different conjugations.