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[Semi-irregular] – Examples

Examples of Semi-Irregular Verbs (1st Group) in French:

  • Je pèse les fruits. (I weigh the fruits.)
  • The semi-irregular verb “peser” (to weigh) maintains the regular -er ending but has an irregular stem change from “pes-” to “pès-” in the first person singular. The conjugated form “pèse” is used for “je” (I).

  • Il appelle son ami. (He calls his friend.)
  • The semi-irregular verb “appeler” (to call) also maintains the regular -er ending but has an irregular stem change from “appel-” in the present tense for the third person singular. The conjugated form “appelle” is used for “il” (he).

  • Elle enlève sa veste. (She takes off her jacket.)
  • The semi-irregular verb “enlever” (to take off) follows the regular -er ending but has an irregular stem change from “enlèv-” in the present tense for the third person singular. The conjugated form “enlève” is used for “elle” (she).

  • Nous commençons le projet. (We start the project.)
  • The semi-irregular verb “commencer” (to start) follows the regular -er ending but has an irregular stem change from “commenc-” to “commenç-” in the present tense for the first person plural. The conjugated form “commençons” is used for “nous” (we).

  • Vous commencez le projet. (You start the project.)
  • Nous nageons dans la mer. (We swim in the sea.)
  • The semi-irregular verb “nager” (to swim) maintains the regular -er ending but has an irregular stem change from “nage-” in the present tense for the first person plural. The conjugated form “nageons” is used for “nous” (we).