Template:fr-conj-asseoir

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  • Asseoir (and its derivative rasseoir) has at least 4 distinct conjugations. Two ("-oi-" and "-e-") are global and of variable frequencies depending on register and region, and two ("-eye-" and "-ir") are found only in dialectal, informal or slang-y usage, though they were once more widespread in the general language. The forms in -oi- are more common for figurative meanings, although forms in -oy- are rare in literary usage.
  • The -e- is (a very unusual feature) not normally present in the future, though sometimes it is inserted. This was the reason why it was recommended to write the infinitive without it.
  • The -eye- conjugation affects only the future and conditional, where the verb is conjugated like aimer, as if its infinitive were *asseyer.