All verbs in Group 2 end in る.
Note that not all verbs ending in る are in Group 2; as we have seen 入る belongs in Group 1 even though it ends in る.
Verbs in Group 2 are easily transformed into their long form using the following two steps:
- Remove る from the end of the verb to obtain the stem.
- Attach ます to the end of what's left of the verb.
||Dictionary form (casual)
||Long form (neutral/formal)
|to see; to look at, to watch
|to leave, to go out, to exit
The verbs 見る and 食べる take direct objects, and 出る does not take an object.
|I will watch the king tomorrow.
asita ou wo mimasu.
|I will eat shellfish.
kai wo tabemasu.
|Do you eat shellfish?
kai wo tabemasu ka?
|I will leave now.