Present tense of essayer

MaryA2Kwiziq community member

Present tense of essayer

Has the conjugation of essayer in the present tense changed over the years?  I learned "j'essaye" ( a long time ago ).

Asked 3 months ago
TomC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

Hi Mary,

No, nothing has changed. French has always supported  different spellings in  the conjugated forms of essayer. In fact at school I was taught "j'essaie" and was confused when I first came across the alternative form. Payer is similar.

j'essaie/essaye
tu essaies/essayes
il essaie/essaye
nous essayons
vous essayez
ils essaient/essayent

etc.

Tom

Present tense of essayer

Has the conjugation of essayer in the present tense changed over the years?  I learned "j'essaye" ( a long time ago ).

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