Languages › French How to Conjugate the French Regular Verb 'Montrer' ('to Show') 'Montrer' is a regular '-er' verb, the largest group of French verbs Share Flipboard Email Print French Vocabulary Pronunciation & Conversation Grammar Resources For Teachers By ThoughtCo Updated February 04, 2019 Montrer, ("to show, display, produce, exhibit") is a regular French -er verb, which means it belongs to the largest group of verbs in the French language. They share conjugation patterns in all tenses and moods. 'Montrer' Is a Regular '-er' Verb To use étudier, begin by removing the -er ending from the infinitive. This reveals the stem of the verb. Then to conjugate the verb, add the endings (shown in the table below) to the stem. Note that the table lists only simple conjugations. Compound conjugations, which consist of a form of the auxiliary verb avoir and the past participle montré, are not included. Generally speaking, the five largest categories of verbs in French are: regular -er, -ir and -re; stem-changing; and irregular. Once you learn the rules of conjugation for each kind of regular verb, you should have no problem actually conjugating them. The largest category of French verbs is by far regular -er verbs. 'Montrer': Uses and Expressions Montrez-moi votre billet. > Show me your ticket.Picasso montrait son chef d'œuvre à Paris. > Picasso exhibited his masterpiece in Paris.J'ai montré Marie au docteur. (familiar) > I had the doctor take a look at Marie.montrer le poing à quelqu'un > to shake one's fist at someonemontrer patte blanche > to produce one's credentialsmontrer ses cartes > to show one's handIl a montré la richesse extraordinaire de sa famille. > He flaunted his family's extraordinary wealth.montrer la sortie > to point out the exitça montre bien que... > it just goes to show that...se montrer [pronominal] > to appear (in public)Je ne peux pas me montrer dans cet état ! > I can't let people see me like this.se montrer à son avantage > to show oneself in a good lightElle adore se montrer. > She loves to be seen (in public).se montrer d'un grand égoïsme > to display great selfishness Common French Regular '-er' Verbs aimer > to like, to lovearriver > to arrive, to happenchanter > to singchercher > to look forcommencer > to begindanser > to dancedemander > to ask fordépenser > to spend (money)détester > to hatedonner > to giveécouter > to listen toétudier > to studyfermer > to closegoûter > to tastejouer > to playlaver > to washmanger > to eatnager > to swimparler > to talk, to speakpasser > to pass, spend (time)penser > to thinkporter > to wear, to carryregarder > to watch, to look atrêver > to dreamsembler > to seemskier > to skitravailler > to worktrouver > to findvisiter > to visit (a place)voler > to fly, to steal Simple Conjugations of the Regular French Verb 'Montrer' Present Future Imperfect Present participle je montre montrerai montrais montrant tu montres montreras montrais il montre montrera montrait nous montrons montrerons montrions vous montrez montrerez montriez ils montrent montreront montraient Passé composé Auxiliary verb avoir Past participle montré Subjunctive Conditional Passé simple Imperfect subjunctive je montre montrerais montrai montrasse tu montres montrerais montras montrasses il montre montrerait montra montrât nous montrions montrerions montrâmes montrassions vous montriez montreriez montrâtes montrassiez ils montrent montreraient montrèrent montrassent Imperative tu montre nous montrons vous montrez How to Conjugate the French Verb Étudier (to Study) How to Conjugate the French Verb 'Discuter' ('to Discuss') 'Garder' ('to Keep'): Conjugate This Regular French '-er' Verb Conjugating the Verb "Skier" How to Conjugate the French Verb 'Participer' ('to Participate') How to Conjugate the French Verb 'Rater' ('to Miss, Fail') Conjugating the French '-er' Verb 'Maquiller' ('to Make up Someone') Conjugating the Regular French Verb 'Aimer' ('to Like, Love') How to Conjugate the French '-re' Verb 'Mordre' ('to Bite') Conjugating the French '-re' Verb 'Défendre' ('to Defend, Forbid') A Guide to Conjugating the French Verb 'Couper' (to Cut) French Regular -RE Verbs A Guide to Conjugating 'Apporter' (to Bring) How to Conjugate the French Verb 'Entendre' ('to Understand') How to Conjugate the French Verb 'Peindre' ('to Paint') How to Conjugate the French Stem-Changing Verb 'Épeler'