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Regular verb endings (present tense)

Im having trouble remembering regular verb endings in the present tense, does anyone have any mnemonic devices to help me remember?

November 9, 2017

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This is how I learned the regular verb endings.

So mostly they are: je -e, tu-es, il/elle/on -e, nous -ons, vous -ez, ils/elles -ent,

So I learned the endings by singing them to Freres Jaques like this: e, es, e. e, es, e. ons. ons. ez, ez, ez. ez, ez, ez. ent. ent.

For irregular verbs, I do not have a pattern but for the verb "etre" (to be) I used the same song but sang it like this: je suis, tu es. je suis, tu es. il, elle est. il, elle est. nous sommes, vous etre. nous sommes, vous etre. ils, elles sont. ils, elles sont.

This method definitely worked for me. I am not sure if it works for everyone but I hope it helps you learn the verb endings.

November 9, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Peggy981477

Love this approach. Thanks for sharing

November 9, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Ripcurlgirl

That only applies to regular -ER verbs, not to regular -IR or _RE verbs.

November 9, 2017
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