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Accents on u in "eûmes" and "eûtes"

Johannes

Kwiziq community member

27 April 2017

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Accents on u in "eûmes" and "eûtes"

According to the spelling reform accents on u and i should be dropped unless needed to distinguish words. You do not seem to apply the reform.

This relates to:
Conjugate avoir in Le Passé Simple -

Laura

Kwiziq language super star

1 May 2017

1/05/17

Bonjour Johannes,

Thanks for writing. The reform does not say that the accents *should* be dropped, but rather than they *can* be dropped unless required to distinguish words. We have chosen to continue using the traditional spelling but we of course allow the new spelling as well.

Johannes

Kwiziq community member

1 May 2017

1/05/17

Dear Laura
Your pupils will write French. Readers will expect consistency. Microsoft Word allows to set the spellchecker to Traditional, New or both. We look up to you for guidance. What do you recommend?
Thank you very much!
Johannes

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