What is the purpose of Ihr?
At school we never learn about Ihr when we write up our verb tables. I've never learnt it and so I don't see the point in it. Would somebody be kind enough to explain it to me?
@gnarlie This is all true, but I think that Emily is asking about the 2nd person plural (you all - or yinz if you are from Pittsburgh) -- rather than saying "a group of friends that you would individually call 'du'"
I would just think of it as the plural you - when you are speaking to a group of peers (or at least a group of people that you wouldn't call Mr. or Mrs.
'ihr' or 'Ihr'? 'ihr' with the lower case 'i' is a pronoun to refer to a group of friends, a group of people who individually, you would call 'du'. It's also the dative form of 'sie' singular: 'Ich gebe ihr das Buch', 'I give her the book'. It's also the possessive pronoun for feminine singular: 'ihr Rock', 'her skirt'. With the capital I, it's the possessive from the formal you, 'Sie': 'Ihr Buch', 'your book'.
When we learnt our verb tables we would go like this; to have ~ haben Ich habe ~ I have Du hast ~ You have Er/sie/es hat ~ He/she/it has Wir Haben ~ we have Sie haben ~ you have sie haben ~ they have I'm just curious as to what Ihr is (with the capital). We sometimes use it but I've never really known what it means.
Yes, for regular verbs, it is a 't' added to the stem. The irregular, a couple of the more common ones of which I listed above, just have to be l learned, but they're not too bad. After a while, you won't even think of it and it will just come automatically. Until then, hang in there