Semi-regular – semi-régulier


Let's Define It!

What's a *semi-regular* verb?

The expression semi-regular is one that is usually assigned to describe some French -er verbs that display a mostly regular conjugation, but whose spelling will change slightly because of some pronunciation variations.

For examples, the semi-regular verbs ending in the following manners experience some spelling changes for reasons linked to their pronunciations

-CER, -GER, -E*ER, -É*ER, -TER, -LER, -YER.


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?

Below you can see the variations experienced by a few semi-regular verbs:

je commence ---> nous commençons

j'achète ---> vous achetez

je protège ---> nous protégeons

je paie, paye ---> vous payez


Let's Take a Quiz!

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