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.