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Agreement of Past Participle when using Etre

NickC1Kwiziq community member

Agreement of Past Participle when using Etre

In 'nous nous étions fait piquer' why does the 'fait' not need to agree with the subject?

Asked 3 months ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Nick,

Please take a look at my answer to a similar question regarding -

se faire faire quelque chose 

Towards the end is the answer to your particular query.

https://french.kwiziq.com/questions/view/fais-faire

Hope it helps.

JimC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Bonjour Nick,

https://www.lawlessfrench.com/grammar/faire-reflexive-causative/

I see the answer to your query in the link above.  "nous nous étions fait piquer"

"We got ourselves stung" but we don't know what caused the sting, the assumption is some insect.

If you access the link above I think that you will find that the faire part remains invariable.

Hope this helps.

Bonne journée

Jim

Agreement of Past Participle when using Etre

In 'nous nous étions fait piquer' why does the 'fait' not need to agree with the subject?

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