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I should think (I would be wanting) in my duty. - Believe à devoir m. nothing of all that.-He thought he was doing well.-The ind-4


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Part. Pres. disant.

IND. Pres. Je dis,

After Midsummer, the days begin to shorten. la Saint-Jean décroître


Pret. Je dis,

river has fallen rivière f. décroître de

nous disons, Imp. Je disais,

nous disions,

cold countries.-These plants art. 1pays m.


plante f. increases

art. ruisseau m.

nous dîmes,

Fut. Je dirai,

streams. His fortune

nous dirons,

COND. Pres. Je dirais, nous dirions,


SUBJ. Pres.


contredire, to contradict, dédire, to disown, interdire, to prohibit, médire, to slander, prédire, to foretell,

tu dis,
vous dites,

tu disais,
vous disiez,

tu dis,
vous dîtes,
tu diras,
vous direz,

tu dirais,
vous diriez,



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two inches.

Part. Past. dit, m., dite, f. il dit ;

ils disent.

tu dises,
vous disiez,

tu disses,
vous dissiez,

pouce m.

il disait;
ils disaient.

il dit ;

ils dirent.

il dira;

ils diront.

il dirait ;

ils diraient.


je dise, nous disions, je disse, nous dissions, Redire, to say again, is conjugated exactly like dire; but



interdisez. médisez. prédisez.

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qu'il dise;
qu'ils disent.
il dise;
ils disent.

il dît;

ils dissent.

make in the 2d
pers. plur. of the
pres. of the Ind.
and of the Imper.

Maudire, to curse, is conjugated like dire, except that it takes double s in the Part. pres. maudissant, in the IND. pres. nous maudissons, vous maudissez, ils maudissent ·

in the Imperf. je maudissais, etc.; in the Imper. qu'il maudisse, maudissons, etc., and in the SUBJ. que je maudisse, que tu maudisses, etc.

I tell you. He tells all

EXERCISE XCIII. he knows.-What do you ce qu' savoir say?-Those who say: I shall not work, are the most Ceux travailler

miserable.—Tell us which you would prefer. — You always préférer

contradict me.-That physician prohibits wine to all his médecin



patients. He slanders (every body).

de tout le monde
rain and fine
art. pluie f.

almanacks foretell
almanach m.
say: (That man) is of one people,
peuple m.
people for all people have had on




car art.


father, who was Adam, and have in
father, who is God.

DISSOUDRE, to dissolve, is conjugated like absoudre, which has neither Preterite definite, nor Imperfect of the Subjunctive.

ÉCLORE, to be hatched, as birds, or to blow like a flower, is used only in the present of the Infinitive; in the Part. past, éclos, f. éclose, and in the third persons of the following tenses: IND. pres. il éclót, ils éclosent. Fut. il éclôra, ils éclôront. COND. il éclôrait, ils éclôraient. SUBJ. pres. qu'il éclose, qu'ils éclosent. But its compound tenses, which are formed with être, are much in use.


The makers of faiseur weather.-Do not temps m.

I am of another

earth the same

heaven the same art. ciel m.

The primitive of éclore, is clore, to close, to shut. Another compound is enclore, to enclose.

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IND. Imp. J'écrivais,
nous écrivions,
Pret. J'écrivis,

nous écrivîmes,

Fut. J'écrirai,

nous écrirons,

COND.Pres. J'écrirais, nous écririons,


SUBJ. Pres.


nous écrivions,

tu écrivais,
vous écriviez,
tu écrivis,
vous écrivîtes,
tu écriras,
vous écrirez,
tu écrirais,
vous écririez,

qu'il écrive;
qu'ils écrivent.
il écrive;
ils écrivent.
il écrivît;

tu écrivisses,

nous écrivissions, vous écrivissiez, ils écrivissent. Conjugate in the same manner :

Circonscrire, to circumscribe. | proscrire, to proscribe.
récrire, to write again.
souscrire, to subscribe.
transcrire, to transcribe.

to describe.
to inscribe.

to prescribe.


tu écrives,
vous écriviez,

il écrivait;
ils écrivaient.
il écrivit ;
ils écrivirent.
il écrira;
ils écriront.

Silk-worms are hatched in the beginning of

art. ver à soie

commencement m.

ind-1 તે These flowers will

il écrirait;
ils écriraient.

art. soon blow. That man 2bientôt 1

spring. printemps m. speaks well, but he writes badly. -Saint John wrote his

mal ind-3 gospel, at the age of ninety, and joined the quality of an évangile m. ind-3 evangelist to that of an apostle and

qualité f.

a prophet.-I shall * apôtre de * write to you from Naples.- Write that on a sheet of paper.

feuille f.

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This poet describes a battle well. 2 3bataille f. 1 prescribed to him another regimen.- Sylla proscribed three or régimem. ind-3 four thousand Roman citizens. He is not writing again, it is 2romain 1citoyen m. ¢

a sign that he is coming.-I shall subscribe for that atlas.— signe m.


I have transcribed several passages from Cicero and Tacitus. Cicéron de Tacite

His physician has médecin

ENSUIVRE (s'), to follow from, to ensue; see Suivre.
ÉTRE, to be, is conjugated at length, p. 58.


Part. Pres. faisant.

IND. Pres. Je fais,

nous faisons, Imp. Je faisais,

nous faisions,

Pret. Je fis,

nous fîmes,

Fut. Je ferai,

nous ferons,

COND.Pres.Je ferais, nous ferions,



SUBJ. fasse,

Part. Past. fait.

tu fais,

vous faites,

tu faisais,
vous faisiez,

tu fis,
vous fîtes,

tu feras,
vous ferez,

tu ferais,
vous feriez,


il fait ;

ils font.

il faisait ; ils faisaient.

il fit;

ils firent.

il fera ;

ils feront.

il ferait ;

ils feraient.

qu'il fasse ;
qu'ils fassent.
il fasse ;
ils fassent.

nous faissons,
Imp. je fisse,

tu fasses,
vous fassiez,
tu fisses,
vous fissiez,

il fît;
ils fissent.

nous fissions, (Acad.—Trévoux.-Dict. des Dict.-Restaut.-Noël & Chapsal, etc.)

The diphthong ai having the sound of e mute, in faisant, nous faisons, je faisais, as well as in the derivatives bienfaisant, bienfaisance, contrefaisant, etc., Voltaire, and many writers after his example, have substituted e mute instead of ai. But Dumarsais, Condillac, Girard, Beauzée, D'Olivet, and Domergue, have constantly opposed the adoption of this change, and the French Academy, the true judges in this matter, have formally rejected it.

Conjugate like faire:

contrefaire, to counterfeit, to | refaire, to do again. [mimic. satisfaire, to satisfy.

défaire, to undo, to defeat. surfaire, to exact, to overcharge.


I do my duty; do yours.-(Everything)
devoir m.
Tout ce qu'

does well.-Pliny relates that Cæsar took above


Pline rapporter

faire ind-3 plus de

800,000 prisoners.-The king has made him a knight of


she does, she


one does, the other

the legion of honour.-She mimics (everybody). tout le monde undoes.-Penelope undid, at Pénélope ind-2


the work

ouvrage m. qu'

the enemy was

completely pl. ind-3 complétement


she had done during the day.-The fleet of

do again, I would not do it.-That scholar pleases all his


IND. Pres. Je lis,

masters.-You ask too much for your goods.



marchandise f. FEINDRE, to feign, is conjugated like peindre.

FRIRE, to fry, besides the Present of the Infinitive, is used only in the singular of the Present of the Indicative, Je fris, tu fris, il frit; in the Future, Je frirai, tu friras, il frira, nous frirons, vous frirez, ils friront; in the Conditional, Je frirais, tu frirais, il frirait, nous fririons, vous fririez, ils friraient; in the second person singular of the Imperative, fris; and in the compound tenses, which are formed with the Participle past, frit, frite.

To supply the persons and tenses which are wanting, we make use of the verb faire prefixed to the Infinitive frire; as, Nous faisons frire, vous faites frire, ils font frire ; je faisais frire, etc.

Part. Pres. lisant.

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defeated. If it were to c' ind-2 à

nous lirons,

COND.Pres.Je lirais, nous lirions,


What the Ce que



tu lis,
vous lisez,

Part. Past. lu.

il lit;

ils lisent.

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