Why does repondre keep the d in the present tense when prendre loses it and yet they are supposed to follow the same rule as irregulars?
Not sure where you mean they are different in present tense.
There are many good conjugation references on line.
Sorry, misread the question early morning. Agree with Cary, répondre is not a derivative of prendre, and is not irregular in conjugation. Hence the endings for nous/vous/ils/elles for répondre are different.
Conjugate regular -dre verbs in the present tense in French (Le Présent)
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