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TABLE OF THE IRREGULAR VERBS

INFINITIVE. PARTICIP. PRES. PARTICIP. PAST. INDICATIVE PR.

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OF THE FOURTH CONJUGATION.

PRETERIT DEF. FUTURE ABS. SUBJ. PRESENT.

INFINITIVE.

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VOCABULARY OF VERBS

Which require the preposition de before the next Infinitive. Those which are marked thus,

require the Subjunctive.

when followed by que,

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There are some instances where the preposition may be suppressed before the Infinitive of the following verbs; euphony and taste are to decide.

REMARKS.

The greatest part, if not all the verbs which require the preposition de after them are generally, and may be always rendered in English by a present participle; as, Il m'empêche d'y aller; he hinders me from going there. J'aurai le plaisir de le voir; I shall have the pleasure of seeing him.

VERBS

Which require the preposition à before the next Infinitive:

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to love, to like

Attacher (se)

Contrevenir

Contribuer

Convier

to apply one's self Demeurer

Accoutumer (se) to accustom one's Dépenser

Adhérer

Appliquer

Attendre

to adhere [self to Déplaire
to apply

to wait

to learn
to look for
to compassionate
to condemn
to condescend

to consist

to contravene
to contribute

to invite

to dwell, to live

to spend, to waste to displease

Désobéir
Destiner

to disobey

to appoint

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Observe that most of the verbs which take à before the next Infinitive may be rendered in English by the present participle with one of these prepositions: of, in, or for; as, Elle prend plaisir à le tourmenter; she takes pleasure in tormenting him.

VERBS

Which sometimes take à and sometimes de before the next Infinitive, as may be most agreeable to the ear.

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