Second group – deuxième groupe


Let's Define It!

What's the *second group*?

The deuxième groupe as it's called in French (or second group in English) refers to -ir verbs such as choisir (to choose) which conjugate in a regular fashion.

The only verb in this group standing as an exception is haïr (to hate)

Curiously, too, there is also a verb in the third group maudire (to curse) which adopts all the conjugated forms of the second group with the exception of its past participle (maudit / maudite) and its infinitive (ending in -ire) .


Let's Pronounce It!

What does it sound like in French?


Let's Have an Example or Two!

Can a little reinforcement do the trick?

Verbs such as finir, ralentir, punir, bâtir, belong to the second group.


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What did you learn?