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reveler

to show, reveal

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suggerer

to suggest

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Present tense forms of verbs with infinitives ending with -eler or -eter double the consonant (l or t) when the conjugated verb ending contains a mute e (all except nous and vous in present tense). Conjugate appeler (to call, to name).

j'appelle
tu appelles
il/elles/on appelle
nous appelons
vous appelez, ils/elles appellent

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Conjugate jeter (to throw (away))

je jette
tu jettes
il/elle/on jette
nous jetons
vous jetez, ils/elles jettent

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appeler

to call, to name

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jeter

to throw (away)

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s'apeller

to be named, be called (see Ch 12)

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epeler

to spell

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projeter

to plan, to project

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rappeler

to recall; to call again; to remind

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se rappeler

to remember (see Ch 12)

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rejeter

to reject, to throw back

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renouveler

to renew, to renovate

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Verbs with infinitives ending in -yer change -y- into -i- before a mute e in a conjugated verb ending (all but nous and vous in present tense). Conjugate envoyer (to send)

j'envoie
tu envoies
il/elle/on envoie
nous envoyons
vous envoyez, ils/elles envoient

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envoyer

to send

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essayer

to try

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aboyer

to bark (dog)

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appuyer (sur)

to lean on; to support; to press on

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employer

to use

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ennuyer

to bore, to annoy

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essuyer

to wipe, to undergo, suffer

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nettoyer

to clean

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s'ennuyer

to be/get bored

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payer

to pay, to pay for

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To keep the soft s sound, verbs with infinitives ending in -cer change -c- to (c cedilla) when -c- occurs before -a- or -o- as in first person plural present tense. What would first person plural be for commencer?

nous commencons (2nd c is c cedilla)

NOTE: The spelling change in -cer verbs is also found in forms of the imperfect past tense (Ch 14) and the present participle (Ch 12)