Completer - in future simple

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David

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2 August 2018

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Completer - in future simple

The lesson - and the quizzes based on it - use the grave accent for all 6 endings in this tense.

But all of the online conjugators that I have checked with use the acute accent.

As do all of the exmples in context on the web.

This question relates to:
French lesson "Conjugate -éXer, -eXer, -eter, -eler verbs in Le Futur (future tense)"

Alan

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2 August 2018

2/08/18

Apparently it's changed. (Also true of préférer)

https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/compl%C3%A9ter

"One special case is the future stem, used in the future and the conditional. Before 1990, the future stem of such verbs was written compléter-, reflecting the historic pronunciation /e/. In 1990, the French Academy recommended that it be written complèter-, reflecting the now common pronunciation /ɛ/, thereby making this distinction consistent throughout the conjugation (and also matching in this regard the conjugations of verbs like lever and jeter). Both spellings are in use today."

 

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