Conjugation of prever
I saw on another site that prever (to foresee; pre + ver) is conjugated
And this agrees with a book I´m reading that uses the word prevés. But our conjugator here says
Is either acceptable, or is there an error on this site´s conjugation page for prever?
- prevéis / prevén
I would imagine that the accent marks are to make the conjugation pronunciation align with the word Ver. Being as Ver is monosyllabic, the stress is going to fall what would be the 2nd syllable in Prever so an accent mark is needed to change it from its "grave" status. It would be similar to Spanish's trying to retain stress with an accent mark when a suffix is added (ly adverbs: feminine adjective+mente). Here we are adding a prefix rather than a suffix, but I think they are trying to maintain consistent stress placement.
Maybe it depends on what tense you are trying to use it in? I don't know, but that seems like it would make the difference here... I'm an English speaker however, so hopefully someone else can shed more light on it for you. Good luck!
I could have sworn that I learned that the conjugation for prever is derived from the conjugation for ver, meaning that the set that includes -(pre)veo -(pre)vés and -(pre)vé would be correct... however, the presence of the accent above the e nullifies that notion. It doesn't really seem to fit with any of the usual patterns of conjugation, so I'd wager that the conjugation is actually
- preve etc.
Maybe? I'd appreciate it if someone better versed in these matters could enlighten us.
Microsoft Word Recognizes your version to be words, while this sites version to be incorrect.
Moved this from "vocabulary" to "website" category because now I want to report an error in our conjugator.