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jetterait, &c.; but we should write with a single 1, or a single t: nous appelons, vous appelez, il jeta, ils jetèrent, &c.; because the vowel which follows the land t is not an e mute. Thus are conjugated:

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Exception. The five following verbs are excepted: acheter, to buy; déceler, to unseal; geler, to freeze; harceler, to tease; peler, to peel. We write, j'achète, ils décèlent, il gèle, il harcèle, ils pèlent. There are, however, many writers that do not make this exception.

IV. Verbs terminated in the Infinitive in ayer, eyer, oyer, and uyer, as, payer, essuyer, employer, the y is changed into i before e mute: -je paie, tu essuie, ils emploient. Thus are conjugated the following verbs:

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Pun-ir.

FORMATION OF THE SECOND CONJUGATION.

All the tenses and persons of the four regular conjugations are formed (as it has been said, page 11,) from the present of the infinitive. The tenses and persons of this conjugation are formed as follows:

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past. pun-i,

PRESENT.

I punish.

je pun-is
tu pun-is
il pun-it

nous pun-issons
vous pun-issez
ils pun-issent

IMPERFECT.

I punished.
je pun-issais
tu pun-issais
il pun-issait
nous pun-issions
vous pun-issiez
ils pun-issaient

ayant pun-i, having punished.

INDICATIVE.

PRETERIT INDEFINITE.

I have punished.

j'ai pun-i
tu as pun-i
il a pun-i

nous avons pun-i
vous avez pun-i
ils ont pun-i

PLUPERFECT.

I had punished.
j'avais pun-i
tu avais pun-i
il avait pun-i
nous avions pun-i
vous aviez pun-i
ils avaient pun-i

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Rec-evoir.

N. B. Among nearly two hundred and sixty verbs that are conjugated in this manner, the following are selected for the pupil to practise.

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Imperfect Indicative, -evais -evais -evait -evions -eviez -evaient
Preterit Definite,... -us
-ut
-us
-ûmes -ûtes -urent
Future Absolute,....-evrai -evras -evra -evrons -evrez -evront
Conditional,. ··· -evrais -evrais -evrait -evrions -evriez -evraient
Imperative,
.ois -oive -evons -evez
-oivent
Subjunctive Present,..oive -oives -oive -evions -eviez -oivent
Imp. Subjunctive,....usse -usses -út -ussions -ussiez -ussent
CONJUGATION OF THE VERB REC-EVOIR.

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