19.3.1.1 Exception: verb sein


The verb sein is an important and extremely irregular verb as we also have seen in verbs in present tense and in the chapter about past tenses. And just this verb has also a very irregular conjunctive I and most interesting of all - Germans do really use it.

  present                                      conjunctive I English  
ich bin ich sei I be
  du bist du seist you
  er / sie / es ist er / sie / es sei he / she / it
  wir sind wir seien we
  ihr seid ihr seiet you
  sie sind sie seien they
   






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