Verbs with orthographic particularities


Certain irregularities follow set patterns:

1. In verbs ending with "--cer" or "--ger", the ending will change to "--çons" and "--geons" in the "nous" form: nous commençons, nous mangeons.

2. In verbs ending with "e + consonant + er", the "e" will become "è" in the first and third persons, and in the second person singular: lever => je lève; mener => je mène.

3. In verbs ending with "--eler" and "--eter", the "l" or "t" will be doubled before a silent ending: appeler => j'appelle, jeter => ils jettent.

4. In verbs ending with é + consonant + er, the acute accent will become grave (è) before a silent ending: répéter => elle répète, préférer => je préfère.

5. In verbs ending with "--yer", the "y" will change to "i" before a silent ending: payer => je paie, essuyer => ils essuient.
 
 


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