March 3, 2011 § Leave a comment

Acheter is a regular ER verb except for the addition of accents for the je, tu, il, and ils forms. The addition of the accent is to emphasize the accented syllable as the last syllable. There are other verbs that follow the same pattern with accents or double consonants at the last syllable.

Acheter – to buy

j’achète nous achetons
tu achètes vous achetez
il achète ils achètent

Verbs like acheter
to complete – achever
to bring up, to raise – élever
to remove, to take off – enlever
to freeze – geler
to raise, to lift – lever
to weigh – peser

to throw – jeter

je jette nous jetons
tu jettes vous jetez
il jette ils jettent

verbs like jeter
rejeter – to reject
projeter – to plan, to project

appeler – to call

j’appelle nous appelons
tu appelles vous appelez
il appelle ils appellent

verbs like appeler
épeler – to spell
rappeler – to recall, to remind
se rappeler – to remember

mener – to lead

je mène nous menons
tu mènes vous menez
il mène ils mènent

verbs like mener
amener – to bring (a person)
emmener – to take (a person)
se promener – to walk

préférer – to prefer
espérer – to hope
follow the same rule where the accent over the second syllable changes direction in the je, tu, il, and ils forms – again to place emphasis on the second syllable as the last pronounced syllable.

verbs like préférer

célébrer – to celebrate
considérer – to consider
se sécher – to dry oneself
répéter – to repeat
suggérer – to suggest
protéger – to protect
céder – to yield
compléter – to complete
exagérer – to exaggerate
interpréter – to interpret
posséder – to possess
révéler – to reveal

je préfère nous préférons
tu préfères vous préférez
il préfère ils préfèrent
j’espère nous espérons
tu espères vous espérez
il espère ils espèrent

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