The verbs acheter, lever and mener in the conditional present

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The verbs acheter, lever and mener in the conditional present

Verbs such as acheter (to buy) are conjugated in the present conditional like regular first group (-er) verbs. The difference is that you must add a grave accent over the e (è) in the root form.

Here are other verbs where the same rule applies: lever (to lift), mener (to lead), geler (to freeze), peser (to weigh), etc.
acheter en
J’achèterais
Tu achèterais
Il achèterait
Nous achèterions
Vous achèteriez
Ils achèteraient
lever en
Je lèverais
Tu lèverais
Il lèverait
Nous lèverions
Vous lèveriez
Ils lèveraient
mener en
Je mènerais
Tu mènerais
Il mènerait
Nous mènerions
Vous mèneriez
Ils mèneraient
Si l’AIGF nous donnait de l’argent, nous achèterions un ascenseur. If the AIGF would give us the money, we’d buy an elevator.

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