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-ire

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There's night and day, brother, both sweet things; sun, moon, and stars, brother, all sweet things; there's likewise a wind on the heath. Life is very sweet, brother; who would wish to die?
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See also ire, and -iré

Italian

Suffix

-ire

  1. Used, with a stem, to form the infinitive of some Italian verbs

Usage notes

  • There are two groups of regular -ire verbs, one of which inserts isc between the stem and ending in the present tenses and in the imperative. these form the great majority of regular -ire verbs
  • See finire and dormire as examples of the conjugation of -ire verbs do and do not insert isc respectively
-ire verbs that do not insert isc
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-ire verbs that can be used with or without insertion of isc
Irregular -ire verbs

Derived terms

See also

References

  • Italian Grammar Handbook, Aust, D., 1994, Berlitz Publishing Co., Ltd.

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