How to Conjugate the Irregular French Verbs Écrire and Mettre
Two common French verbs: écrire (to write) and mettre (to put) misbehave very much like the irregular verbs lire, dire, and conduire, but for one small difference that sets them in a different group.
Proceed like this to conjugate écrire in present tense:
Drop the -re of the infinitive to find the stem.
Add the ending for the correct subject: -s, -s, and -t for the singular and -vons, -vez, and -vent for the plural.
Here is the complete present tense conjugation of écrire:
|tu écris||vous écrivez|
|il/elle/on écrit||ils/elles écrivent|
For mettre, drop the -tre of the infinitive to find the stem. Then add these endings: -s, -s, and nothing for the singular and -tons, -tez, or -tent for the plural. Here is the complete present tense conjugation of mettre:
|je mets||nous mettons|
|tu mets||vous mettez|
|il/elle/on met||ils mettent|