Regular R E Verbs-
We will now learn to conjugate in the present tense several French verbs whose infinitives end with the letters R E. Some examples include: attendre (to wait for), entendre (to hear), vendre (to sell), répondre (to answer), perdre (to lose), descendre (to go down), défendre (to defend, forbid, prohibit), confondre (to mix up, confuse), rendre (to give back), and tondre (to mow the lawn).
Here are the R E verb endings that correspond to each French subject pronoun.
|Subject Pronouns-||R E Verb Endings-|
|il, elle, on||Nothing Added|
|nous||O N S|
|ils, elles||E N T|
Here is the verb entendre conjugated in the present tense:
|tu entends||you (familiar) hear|
|il, elle, on entend||he, she, one hears|
|nous entendons||we hear|
|vous entendez||you hear|
|ils, elles entendent||they hear|
Be sure to notice that the letter d at the end of the stem is pronounced only in the plural forms. Also, there is no ending added to the third-person singular ( il, elle, on) stem.