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FIFTH CLASS, AS PRENDRE, TO TAKE.

INFINITIVE AND PARTICIPLES.
To take, prendre. Taking, prenant. Taken, pris.

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SUBJUNCTIVE. Que je que tu qu'il ou elle

Que nous que vous qu'ils ou elles Prenn-e, es,

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Pren-ions, iez, nent. Pr-isse, isses, ft.

Pr-issions, issiez, issent.

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THE FOLLOWING ARE
VERBS CONJUGATED LIKE PRENDRE.

Apprendrc. Combien y a-t-il que vous apprenez le Français ?
To learn.

How long have you been learning French?
Comprendre. Avez-vous compris ce qu'il a dit?
To understand. Did

you understand what he said?
Désapprendre. Vous désapprenez au lieu d'apprendre.
To unlearn. Instead of learning, you unlearn.
Entreprendre. Vous entreprenez trop de choses à la fois.
To undertake. You undertake too many things at once.
Se méprendre. Vous vous êtes mépris sur son compte.
To make a mis- You have made a mistake about him.

take. Reprendre. J'ai repris non argent, et lui ses marchandises. To take back. I took my money back, and he his goods.

Reprendre.
To blame, to

censure.

Il a été repris sévèrement par un conseil de guerre.
He was severely blamed (or censured) by a court

martial.
Vous me surprenez d'agir comme vous faites.
You surprise me by acting as you do.

Surprendre.
To surprise.

SIXTH CLASS, AS FAIRE, TO DO, OR TO MAKE.

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Que je Fasse, F-isse,

SUBJUNCTIVE. qu'ilou elle Que nous que vous qu'ils ou elles Fass-ions, iez,

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F-issions. issiez, issent.

es, isses,

THE FOLLOWING ARE
VERBS CONJUGATED LIKE FAIRE.

FAIRE
Contrefaire. Il a été pendu pour avoir contrefait des billets de

banque. To forge, to coun- He was hanged for forging bank-uotes.

terfeit
Défaire. Vous défaites tout ce que je fais.
To undo.

You undo all that I do.
Défaire. Nous défimes l'ennemi avec un grand carnage.
To defeat. We defeated the enemy with great slaughter.
Refaire. Il est inutile de le refaire.
To do again.

It is useless to do it again.
Satisfaire. C'est un homme qui satisfait tous ceux qui ont

affaire avec lui. To please.

He is a man that pleuses all those who have to deal

with him.
Satisfaire. Il n'a satisfait aucun de ses créanciers.
To satisfy.

He has not satisfied any of bis creditors.
Surfaire. Ce marchand vous a surfait de moitié.
To ask too much. This shopkeeper asked you too much by half.

SEVENTH CLASS, AS ECRIRE, TO WRITE.

INFINITIVE AND PARTICIPLES.
To write, écrire. Writing, écrivant. Written, écrit.

INDICATIVE.
SINGULAR.

PLURAL.
tu
il ou elle
Nous

ils ou elles Ecri-s, S,

t.
Ecri-vons, vez,

vent. Ecriv-ais, ais, ait.

Ecriv-ions, iez,

aient. Ecriv-is, is,

it.
Ecriv-îmes,

ftes, irent. Ecri-rai, ras,

Ecri-rons,

rez, ront.

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SUBJUNCTIVE. qu'il ou elle Que nous que vous qu'ils ou elles

Ecriv-ions, iez, ent. ît. Ecriv-issions, issiez, issent.

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THE FOLLOWING ARE VERBS CONJUGATED LIKE ECRIRE. Circonscrire. ! Dicu ne se peut circonscrire ni par les lieux ni par

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les temps. To limit, to cir- | God cannot be circumscribed either by place or

cumscribe time. Décrire.

Il a fort bien décrit ce pays-là.
To describe. He has described that country very well.
Inscrire.

Je vous inscrirai sur mon livre.
To set down, to I will set you down (or enter you) on my

book. enter. Prescrire. Prescrivez-moi ce que vous voulez que je fasse. To prescribe. Prescribe wbat you wish me to do. Proscrire. Il a été proscrit pendant la tyrannie de Robespierre, To proscribe. lle was proscribed during the tyranny of Robes

pierre. Récrire.

Dites au commis de lui récrire. To write again. Tell the clerk to write to him again. Souscrire. Je souscrivis pour dix exemplaires de cet ouvrage. To subscribe. I subscribed for ten copies of this work. Transcrire. Avez-vous transcrit toutes mes lettres ? To transcribe. Did

you transcribe all my letters?

EIGHTH AND LAST CLASS,

EXEMPLIFIED IN DIRE, TO SAY, OR TO TELL.

INFINITIVE AND PARTICIPLES. dire.

Saying, disant Said, dit.

Το

say,

Je
Di-s,
Dis-ais,

INDICATIVE.
SINGULAR.

PLURAL.
tu il ou elle Nous vous ils ou elles
S,
t.
Di-sons, tes,

sent.
ais, ait.

Dis-ions, iez, aient.
S,
t.

D-imes,

ites, irent.
ras,
ra,
Di-rons, rez

ront.

Di-s,

Di-rai,

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Di-rais,

CONDITIONAL.
rait | Di-rions, riez,

rais,

raient.

Que je Dis-e, D-isse,

SUBJUNCTIVE. que tu qu'il ou elle

Que nous que vous qu'ils ou elles es, Dis-ions,

ent. isses, ît.

D-issions, issiez, issent.

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The following are conjugated like dire, except the second person

plural of the indicative present, and the same person of the imperative of the seven first verbs, where isez, instead of ites, is the

termination. Confire. Avez-vous confit des concombres cette année-ci? To pickle.

Did you pickle any cucumbers this year? Confire. Elle est occupée maintenant à confire du fruit. To preserve. She is now busy in preserving fruit. Contredire. Vous me contredisez toujours. To contradict. You always contradict me. Se dédire. Les témoins se sont dédits de co qu'ils avaient dit

d'abord. To lisown, to The witnesses have disowned (or recanted) what recant

they first said.
Interdire, On lui a interdit l'entrée de la ville.
To forbid. They have forbid his entering the city.
Médire.

Vous médisez trop de votre prochain.
To slander. You slander your neighbour too much.
Prédire. Je lui ai prédit ce qui lui est arrivé.
To foretell. I foretold him what has befallen him.
Redire.

Redites ce que vous avez entendu.
To tell again, to Repeat (or tell again) what you have heard.

repeat.

OF THE IRREGULAR VERBS WHICH CANNOT BE

CLASSED.

We present the scholar with the respective conjugations of those verbs which, from tbeir extreme irregularity, would not admit of being classed among the verbs, whose conjugations we have just exhibited. In order to take up as little room as possible, we shall only give the tenses that are chiefly formed by a deviation from analogy; of each of those in which this law is observed, we need only mentiou the first person, as the pupil will certainly be able, from the knowledge he has now acquired of the French conjugation, to supply the persons omitted.

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