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Philippe Caquant wrote:

>Didn't know that trick, but I like it. I think the
>purpose was to remember the main verbs which should be
>conjugated with auxiliary "être" (to be) in the passé
>composé. One says "je suis monté", "je suis resté",
>etc, although most verbs use auxiliary "avoir" (j'ai
>mangé, j'ai voyagé...). The verbs in the list are
>indeed intransitive, they express a state, a change of
>state, or in several cases a movement.
>
>There can hardly be all of them here. For ex, we have
>"venir" and "retourner", but there is also "revenir"
>(to come back). Also "apparaître" (to appear)": "la
>difficulté est apparue" (but: la difficulté a disparu;
>probably because it is unpleasant to say "a apparu").
>
>Some intransitive verbs are conjugated with "avoir",
>though: j'ai couru (I ran), j'ai nagé (I swam)...
>
>


Methought 'retourner' was cojugated with 'avoir'.  Or am I wrong?