Originally Posted by Amity
I can't get accents either. As a French student, that annoys me greatly.
My Magical Grammar Book (should be its actual title) says there are a few categories of ER verbs with "peculiarities in the present tense".
I just checked and it's on Google Book. Go type in "Mille et un points" and the list of irregularities is on page 4
YES! Thanks for the book (I've been looking for something like this!)
I found the answer to my question:
Jeter and Appeler (and verbs ending with -peler) are freaks, and use the double the consonant rule.
Acheter/mener/lever and suggerer/preferer/etc. follow the same basic rule (add or alter an accent before silent endings).