acquérir - past participle acquis

JimC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

acquérir - past participle acquis

I had not come across this verb before, and thought it would behave like an ir verb wth a past participle of acquéri. Could you tell me which other verbs follow the same pattern  as acquérir? Or is it completely irregular?

 

Asked 11 months ago
SympatheticC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributorCorrect answer

Wordreference has a great verb conjugator that shows verb families. You can see acquérir's here:

https://www.wordreference.com/conj/frverbs.aspx?v=acqu%C3%A9rir

MaartenC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

Really irregular - acquérir et conquérir etc See wordreference.

The verb ‘quérir’ exists also, from a different origin, and only used in infinitive form, so despite some sites showing conjugation tables for this verb, they are mistaken (one I found showed identical patterns to acquérir and conquérir). Larousse has it correctly listed though.

https://www.lawlessfrench.com/grammar/irregular-ir-verbs/ 

https://www.wordreference.com/conj/frverbs.aspx?v=quérir

https://www.dictionnaire-academie.fr/article/A9Q0187 

https://www.larousse.fr/conjugaison/francais/quérir/10001#indicatif

MarcC1Kwiziq community member
Is it acceptable to say - le Luxembourg peut se prévaloir d'avoir une histoire particulièrement riche. 

It wasnt accepted and wanted to check if it was appropriate in this context ?

acquérir - past participle acquis

I had not come across this verb before, and thought it would behave like an ir verb wth a past participle of acquéri. Could you tell me which other verbs follow the same pattern  as acquérir? Or is it completely irregular?

 

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