Rules on Verb Conjugation: I need help on the ones that follow patterns and those that don't. Merci
What other verbs apart from veux/voulons/voulez don't follow the rules? Thanks for the help in advance.
We classify French verbs by their endings to make it easier to learn their conjugations.
▶ Group 1
These verbs end in -er. The majority of these verbs have a regular conjugation, with the notable exception of aller (3rd group).
→ manger, aimer, commencer, créer, penser, oublier
▶ Group 2
Those verbs end in -ir and their present participle is formed with -issant.
→ finir (finissant), réussir (réussissant), choisir (choisissant)
▶ Group 3
Those verbs are irregular verbs that don’t belong to group 1 or 2. These verbs can also be categorised by their endings. Some end in -oir, others in -re, while some end in -ir and form their present participle with the ending -ant instead of -issant.
→ pouvoir, savoir, voir, vouloir prendre, croire, mettre, attendre, découvrir (découvrant), courir (courant), offrir (offrant)
A whole lot actually. Aller, povoir, savoir, voir, devoir, falloir to name a few. There are still usually certain patterns though even with most irregular verbs. But it's a challenge nonetheless. Especially as far as the writing is concerned. As some may sound regular and still have irregular writing.