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ETER, EXER, ELER Confusion

CharlesC1Kwiziq community member

ETER, EXER, ELER Confusion

I agree with others that this lesson is very confusing. There’s no explanation as to why jeter and appeler are different from the other eTer and eLer verbs discussed in the section above them (lever, acheter). I think this has to do with how the present tense is spelled, but some more explicit explanation would be helpful. Further, the very top section (I realize I’m moving from bottom to top) gives accent rules for ALL eXer verbs, so what comes below is confusing because it appears there are exceptions and we’re not told why. Thanks for any help in clarifying this.

Asked 3 months ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Charles, 

Thank you for your comments... I have asked for this lesson to be reviewed but not sure on the time frame.

ETER, EXER, ELER Confusion

I agree with others that this lesson is very confusing. There’s no explanation as to why jeter and appeler are different from the other eTer and eLer verbs discussed in the section above them (lever, acheter). I think this has to do with how the present tense is spelled, but some more explicit explanation would be helpful. Further, the very top section (I realize I’m moving from bottom to top) gives accent rules for ALL eXer verbs, so what comes below is confusing because it appears there are exceptions and we’re not told why. Thanks for any help in clarifying this.

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