FARE (basic meaning: to make, to do)2
Present tense: faccio (or fo), fai, fa, facciamo, fate, fanno
Imperfect: facevo, etc.
Past absolute: feci, facesti, fece, facemmo, faceste, fecero
Past participle: fatto
PORRE (basic meaning: to put, to place; to suppose)
Present tense: pongo, poni, pone, poniamo, ponete, pongono
Imperfect: ponevo, etc.
Past absolute: posi, ponesti, pose, ponemmo, poneste, posero
Past participle: posto
Conjugated like porre: comporre (to compose), esporre (to expose), imporre (to impose), proporre (to propose), supporre (to suppose), trasporre (to transpose)
NOTE: Many irregular verbs follow the same pattern as these two in the past absolute; namely, they have one stem for the first, third, and sixth forms, and a different stem for the second, fourth, and fifth forms. To these are added the endings –i, –esti, –e, –emmo, –este, –ero. Avere also follows this same pattern (cf. page 56). These endings are just slightly different from those of the past absolute of second-conjugation regular verbs (cf. page 54).
2 For special uses of fare, see Unit 12, page 99.
to be familiar/acquainted with
| cortile (m.)
| *del resto
remain (3d. pl. pres.,rimanere)
would be (3d. sing.cond., essere)
have (as aux. verb) (3d. pl., essere)
|tema (m.; pl. temi)