re: irregular verbs

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re: irregular verbs

Post by caeruleus » Fri Aug 20, 2004 11:10 pm

[face=Verdana]Forum:

Am I understanding these words to be irregular verbs of the word "esse"?

Singular:
sum/es/est

Plural:
sumus/estis/sunt[/face]

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Post by MDS » Fri Aug 20, 2004 11:34 pm

"Esse" is in fact an irregular VERB meaning "to be." Just as in French where "Etre" is irregular in its own right.

The sum, es, est, sumus, estis, sunt you mentioned is the present tense formation of esse.

Check out the third principal part fui from which the perfect tense is formed for even more irregularities.

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