How are you meant to distinguish an 'eler' verb like appeler from an 'eler' verb like 'geler' which follows a different pattern?

JoeA2

How are you meant to distinguish an 'eler' verb like appeler from an 'eler' verb like 'geler' which follows a different pattern?

Asked 9 months ago
CécileKwiziq language super starCorrect answer

Hi Joe,

If I may recommend a little inexpensive book of French verb conjugation called Bescherelle (Hatier).

I have an old version called  'La conjugaison 12000 verbes' which is a very useful companion when you have a little doubt. It also group together verbs which are conjugated in the same manner which is very useful. 

Most French school students have one proving that it is not easy for them either...

CécileKwiziq language super starCorrect answer

Hi Jack,

Kwiziq is correct ...

The rule is -

In general verbs in -eler and -eter double the 'l' or 't' in front of a silent e:

Je jette and J'appelle.

Nous appellerons is correct ....

 

As far as I know, there is no way except to learn each verb's conjugation when studying the verb.

Or, as a complement, you use this website to check the conjugation of verbs:

http://www.verbix.com/languages/french.html

I did , and it gives a different answer to the test question "'They will call thier son Drongo"'  Kwizig answer:  "'Nous appellerons...''    Verbix conjugation; Nous appelerons"   I see that for appeler you use a double l in the present and there is not the option of e acute and one l .   No mention of this also applying in the simple future.   Isnt the rule for the simple future infinitive plus avoir endings?  ie  appeler + ons = appelerons?

"'They will call thier son Drongo"'  Kwizig answer:  "'Nous appellerons...''    Verbix conjugation; Nous appelerons" 

I have French spell check installed on my browser and for what it's worth, appelerons is highlighted red and appellerons isn't. I checked reverso conjugator, which I use and it also said appellerons. When in doubt (if you don't want to buy a guide/dictionary), pop both into google books. When I tried appelerons it asked "Do you mean appellerons?"

French verbs are just highly irregular, sometimes even in a pretty regular tense like the future. You'd think that it should be appeler + ons, but in the future of appeler, all persons take on the double l, including those that don't have it in the present.

Also, why is it conjugated in the nous form when it is "THEY WILL" it would have to be conjugated in the ils/elles form.

How are you meant to distinguish an 'eler' verb like appeler from an 'eler' verb like 'geler' which follows a different pattern?

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