The endings of verbs in -ent for third person plural pose two problems. One is where the -ent is pronounced, and the other where it is not pronounced.

For example, the word 'évident' ends in -ent, but here the -ent is a nasal vowel, as is found in "Comment allez-vous?"

However, for the third person plural, the -ent is not pronounced, as in the cases below.


ils parlent => ils parlų
elles habitent => elles habitų
ils/elles cuisinent => ils/elles cuisinų