Languages › French Conjugating the Regular French Verb 'Choisir' ('to Choose') The conjugation adheres to patterns for all regular -ir verbs Share Flipboard Email Print Mike Kemp-Blend Images/Getty Images French Grammar Pronunciation & Conversation Vocabulary Resources For Teachers By ThoughtCo Updated February 06, 2019 Choisir, "to choose, pick, decide," is conjugated as a regular French -ir verb. Regular verbs share conjugation patterns in person, number, tense and mood. Verbs with infinitives that end in -ir are the second largest category of regular French verbs, after French verbs ending in -er. Generally speaking, there are five main kinds of verbs in French: regular -ir, -er, -re, stem-changing and irregular. Once you've learned the rules of conjugation for regular verbs, you should have no problem conjugating them, and this holds true for the regular -ir verb choisir. Conjugating Regular French '-ir' Verbs To conjugate choisir and all other regular -ir verbs, remove the infinitive ending (-ir) to find the stem (also called the "radical"), then add the appropriate simple conjugation ending/s shown in the table below. Note that the conjugation table below does not include the compound tenses, which consist of a form of the auxiliary verb and the past participle. Choisir normally requires the auxiliary verb avoir in compound tenses and moods. For example: J'ai choisi deux légumes verts. > I picked two green vegetables. Other Regular French '-ir' Verbs Here are just a few of the most common regular -ir verbs. Remember, they all have regular conjugations, meaning they all follow the same conjugation patterns, which are those shown in the table. Simply take off the infinitive's -ir ending and add the appropriate conjugated ending to the stem in each instance. abolir > to abolishagir > to actavertir > to warnbâtir > to buildbénir > to blesschoisir > to chooseétablir > to establishétourdir > to stun, deafen, make dizzyfinir > to finishgrossir > to gain weight, get fatguérir > to cure, heal, recovermaigrir > to lose weight, get thinnourrir > to feed, nourishobéir > to obeypunir > to punishréfléchir > to reflect, thinkremplir > to to fillréussir > to succeedrougir > to blush, turn redvieillir > to grow old 'Choisir': Uses and Expressions Choisis ce que tu veux. > Take your pick.Choisis l'un ou l'autre. > Choose one or the other.Tu as choisi ton moment ! > You picked a swell time!bien / mal choisir > to choose carefully / badlyElle a choisi de rester. > She decided to stay.Je n'ai pas choisi. C'est arrivé comme ça. > It wasn't my decision; it just happened. Il a toujours choisi la solution de facilité. > He always chose the easy way / solution. Simple Conjugations of the French Regular '-ir' Verb 'Choisir' Present Future Imperfect Present participle je choisis choisirai choisissais choisissant tu choisis choisiras choisissais il choisit choisira choisissait nous choisissons choisirons choisissions vous choisissez choisirez choisissiez ils choisissent choisiront choisissaient Passé composé Auxiliary verb avoir Past participle choisi Subjunctive Conditional Passé simple Imperfect subjunctive je choisisse choisirais choisis choisisse tu choisisses choisirais choisis choisisses il choisisse choisirait choisit choisît nous choisissions choisirions choisîmes choisissions vous choisissiez choisiriez choisîtes choisissiez ils choisissent choisiraient choisirent choisissent Imperative (tu) choisis (nous) choisissons (vous) choisissez How to Conjugate French Regular '-IR' Verbs How to Conjugate the French Verb Étudier ('to Study) How to Conjugate the French Verb Finir Conjugating the French '-re' Verb 'Défendre' ('to Defend, Forbid') Conjugating the Regular French Verb 'Entendre' ('to understand') How to Conjugate the French Verb 'Participer' ('to Participate') How to Conjugate Regular -RE Verbs in French How to Conjugate the Verb "Skier" ("to Ski")? How to Conjugate the French Verb 'Rater' ('to Miss, Fail') Conjugating Regular French Verbs in the Subjunctive Conjugating the French '-er' Verb 'Maquiller' ('to Make up Someone') How to Conjugate the French Verb 'Prévoir' How to Conjugate the Regular French Verb 'Acheter' ('To Buy') Speak Like a Native: French Irregular '-ir' Verbs Simple conjugations for the French verb préférer - to prefer How Do You Conjugate the French Verb 'Couper' (to Cut)?