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Lesson 3: Future simple tense - part 2 | 1 2

Irregular verbs

Handy hint

Two irregularView the definition of this term - this link opens in a new window verbs you will frequently come across are ‘esse’, ‘to be’, and ‘ire’, ‘to go’. It is well worth learning their future forms.

The future tense of sum, esse, fui, -, ‘to be’ is irregular and is formed as follows:

Latin English
ero I will be
eris you will be
erit he/she/it will be
erimus we will be
eritis you will be
erunt they will be

The future tense of eo, ire, ivi, itum ‘to go’ is formed as follows:

Latin English
ibo I will go
ibis you will go
ibit he/she/it will go
ibimus we will go
ibitis you will go
ibunt they will go

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  • The meaning of the irregular verbs ‘esse’ and ‘ire’ in the future simple tense?
  • The form of the irregular verbs ‘esse’ and ‘ire’ in the future simple tense?
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