This lesson is about the three groups of Italian regular verbs.
All Italian regular verbs can be divided into three groups, as classified according to the ending of their infinitive forms.
Verbs in the first group or first conjugation end in – are, such as abitare, mangiare or lavare.
Abitare – to live
Verbs in the second group or second conjugation end in – ere, such as perdere and correre.
Perdere – to lose
Verbs in the third group or third conjugation end in – ire, such as dormire and aprire. The main characteristic of the third group is that some verbs, such as preferire, add the suffix –isc between the root and the declination.
Dormire – to sleep
Preferire – to prefer
It’s important to learn the conjugations for these three groups as early as you can!
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