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zmike



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2005 10:53 pm    Post subject: Accents Reply with quote

How do u know which accent to use, at which situations? Thank.
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Meg



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2005 10:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What do you mean... the way you talk or accents on letters in writing?
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Julien



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2005 10:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, usually you don't choose your accent Question
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zmike



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2005 10:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I mean accent grave and aigu. For example è.
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terry
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2005 11:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

they're just part of a word's spelling. but u'll always use the accent aigu for the participe passé. like "i have eaten" is "j'ai mangé"
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Julien



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2005 11:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's part of the spelling of the word.

What do you mean by situations?
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zmike



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2005 11:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I meant when u conjugate the verb into different forms
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terry
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2005 11:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

there should be a rule of some sort, but grammar's not my thing Laughing
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Julien



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2005 11:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Actually, I can't see where the problem is. Would you have an example?
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2005 11:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

if I were to use passe compose
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Julien



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2005 5:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anonymous wrote:
if I were to use passe compose


Si c'est un verbe du premier groupe, le participe passé se terminé en é.
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