Romance au marché

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Q&A Forum 3 questions, 4 answers

DrewC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Préparée?

"et je m'étais préparé une journée aux petits oignons." 

Since the speaker/narrator is clearly a women, wouldn't the sentence be...

"et je m'étais préparée une journée aux petits oignons." ???

Asked 3 weeks ago
ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

That's a good point, but the answer is still: no, préparé is correct, even if the speaker is a woman.

The explanation is that the true COD in this sentence is une journée and NOT me (this being a reflexive pronoun). Since the COD comes after the participle, the participle remains in the male form.

 

DrewC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Ok, but then why "les nuages se sont écartés?"

ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Les nuages se sont écartés. Here the COD "se" is before the participle.

Préparée?

"et je m'étais préparé une journée aux petits oignons." 

Since the speaker/narrator is clearly a women, wouldn't the sentence be...

"et je m'étais préparée une journée aux petits oignons." ???

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TonyA1Kwiziq community member

For me:- Too fast. Can pause but not go back. Better if story scrolled while audio control remained static. Great concept. :-)

Asked 6 months ago

For me:- Too fast. Can pause but not go back. Better if story scrolled while audio control remained static. Great concept. :-)

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JimC1Kwiziq community member

Trop drôle !

Asked 6 months ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

J’adore aussi toutes ces expressions ....

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Trop drôle !

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