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For silent  e  + consonant + -  er  verbs, change the silent  e  to  è  for all forms in  the shoe  . The addition of an accent grave (è) to the silent  e  gives it an  eh  sound and the  verb ending remains silent. This avoids having two consecutive silent vowels, which would  make the verb virtually impossible to pronounce.  acheter  (to buy):  j'achète, tu achètes, il achète, nous achetons, vous achetez,  ils achètent   Other verbs in this category include  achever  (to finish),  amener  (to bring, lead  to),  emmener  (to take, lead away),  enlever  (to take off, remove),  peser  (to weigh);  promener  (to walk).  For  appeler  (to call) and  jeter  (to throw), double the consonant that comes 
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This note was uploaded on 11/08/2011 for the course FR 101 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at Texas State.

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