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Accents in evenement

CarolC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Accents in evenement

The correct version of this dictation indicates that evenement has an accent aigu over the first "e" and an accent grave over the second.  The dictionary I refer to (Merriam-Webster's French-English and English-French) spells it with two accents aigus.  I checked it again in another bilingual dictionary (by J.O.Kettridge, Officier d'Academie F.S.A.A., ETC) and it also showed the word with both accents being aigu.  Would you clarify this for me (I would hate to spend the rest of what remains of my life spelling evenement  improperly.  Thank you.  (I should also point out that in the final text you provided, both of the accents are aigu.

Asked 1 year ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Carol, 

Both spellings of 'évènement' and 'événement' are accepted and given as possibilities in the exercise.

Bonne Continuation!

ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

I can confirm that événement is spelled with two accents aigus. Must be a typo.

MaartenC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Although I agree it is better kept consistent within a single piece,  Dictionnaire de l'Académie française shows both forms mentioned as accepted variants, as does Le Robert (on-line). Both should be 'accepted'.


 

CarolC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Thanks.  and I thought only English was self-contradictory!!

Accents in evenement

The correct version of this dictation indicates that evenement has an accent aigu over the first "e" and an accent grave over the second.  The dictionary I refer to (Merriam-Webster's French-English and English-French) spells it with two accents aigus.  I checked it again in another bilingual dictionary (by J.O.Kettridge, Officier d'Academie F.S.A.A., ETC) and it also showed the word with both accents being aigu.  Would you clarify this for me (I would hate to spend the rest of what remains of my life spelling evenement  improperly.  Thank you.  (I should also point out that in the final text you provided, both of the accents are aigu.

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