Haïr - what is the correct punctuation?

TimC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Haïr - what is the correct punctuation?

Bescherelle punctuates haïr in the passé simple as: je haïs, tu haïs, il haït, etc., whereas you insist on: j'hais, tu hais, il hais, etc.  Can they both be correct? 

Asked 1 year ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Tim, 

This lesson is on how to conjugate the verb haïr in the present tense. 

je hais 

tu hais

il/elle/on hait

nous haïssons

vous haïssez

ils/elles haïssent

Bonne Continuation ! 

ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Yes, both are correct. Present tense of haïr is: je hais...nous haïssons (with the ï appearing only in the plural), but the passé simple already has the ï in the singular: je haïs.

Haïr - what is the correct punctuation?

Bescherelle punctuates haïr in the passé simple as: je haïs, tu haïs, il haït, etc., whereas you insist on: j'hais, tu hais, il hais, etc.  Can they both be correct? 

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