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Conjugation Recap- MPFG102

Updated: Nov 10, 2018



Salut chers amis !


How have you all been? Great j'espère - I hope.

Let's do a little bit of recap shall we.


Some weeks ago, we were introduced to subject pronouns in French otherwise known as personal pronouns. Check here - https://www.mapetitefranceng.com/blog-1/personal-pronouns-m-p-fg102





We then went further to see how to conjugate French verbs that end with "er" in present tense. Check here- https://www.mapetitefranceng.com/blog-1/understanding-verb-conjugation-mpfg102








And after that, we began to treat some "er" verbs with peculiarities out of which we've seen verbs that end with "ger", "cer" and "oyer". We shall close this chapter today with verbs that have an "é" with acute accent or a silent "e" in the last syllable that precedes the "er" ending such as : répéter (to repeat), gérer (to administer / manage), suggérer (to suggest), achéter (to buy), méner (to lead) congéler (to freeze) etc.

Check here- https://www.mapetitefranceng.com/blog-1/conjugating-cer-verbs-mpfg102







Verbs like this change the "é" with acute accent and the silent "e" of the last syllable that precedes the "er" ending to an "è" with grave accent on it. And this change occurs only in the 1st, 2nd, 3rd person singular (je, tu, il/elle) and the 3rd person plural (ils/elles).



Carefully observe the conjugations below.


Répéter (to repeat)

Je répète

Tu répètes

Il/Elle répète

Nous répétons

Vous répétez

Ils/Elles répètent


For any French verb that looks like this, having an "é" with accute accent in the last syllable before the "er" ending, the "é" changes to "è", with grave accent, in the persons indicated above.



Mener

Je mène

Tu mènes

Il/Elle mène

Nous menons

Vous menez

Ils/Elles mènent


Majority of french verbs that have a silent "e" in the last syllable that precedes the "er" ending change to "è" with grave accent in the persons indicated above. However, there are few others in this category that rather double the consonant placed right before the "er". An example of such exceptions is the verb "appeler =to call"

J'appelle

Tu appelles

Il/Elle appelle

Nous appelons

Vous appelez

Ils/Elles appellent



I hope this lesson has been very helpful. Should you have any question for clarity sake, do well to drop it in the comment box below. Tell another friend about how easy it is to learn french grammar on Ma Petite France. See you next time.


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