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Kwiziq community member
19 June 2018
In your example of the tu form of appeler, is that correct?
tu appelles Shouldn't this be (t'appelles)? If not, why?
This question relates to:French lesson "Conjugate -eter and -eler verbs in Le Présent - main rule (ll / tt)"
20 June 2018
no, "tu appelles" is correct. There is no elision between the letters u and a. Almost all elisions happen between a preceding e and the following vowel. For a more encompassing list of possibilities look here:
-- Chris (not a native speaker).
Kwiziq language super star
21 June 2018
Are you confusing "Tu t'appelles" which is the verb 's'appeler' (to be called/named) with the verb 'appeler' in the lesson which simply means 'to call'.
"Tu appelles ta mère ce soir sans faute, d'accord?" (You are calling your mother tonight without fail, okay?)
"Tu t'appelles Marie, n'est-ce -pas?" (Your name is Marie, isnt' it ? ")
Hope this helps!
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