TYPE 2 VERBS
> These verbs have 4 oral forms, they distinguish the singular from the plural by adding a consonant.
familiar form : Écris! Write!
polite form : Écrivez! Write!
inclusive form : Écrivons! : Let’s write!
For the singular the oral form of the familiar form is used: Écris!
J’ écris : I write / I am writing
Tu écris : You write / You are writing
Il, Elle écrit : He, she writes / He, she is writing
Note that t he written endings are different :
The ending is ‘-s’ for the personal pronouns je and tu and the ending ‘-t’ is used for the personal pronouns il & elle. However they are silent endings.
Plural forms :
Nous écrivons : We write / We are writing
Vous écrivez : You write / You are writing
Ils, elles écrivent : They write / They are writing
> Here are the TYPE 2 VERBS we’ve seen so far: