Agreement of past particple with avoir auxillary

GregoryC1Kwiziq community member

Agreement of past particple with avoir auxillary

There might be an error on a test I just took. The question as written is "Ma mère nous a récompensés pour nous être comportés... The sentence as given shows an agreement between the past participle of récompenser, and the auxilliary, avoir. Is this correct? My instincts say "Non", but perhaps I'm missing something.

Asked 3 years ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Gregory,

It is correct as the object pronoun 'nous' precedes the verb.

Take a look at the following Kwiziq lesson for further information -

https://french.kwiziq.com/revision/grammar/special-cases-when-the-past-participle-agrees-in-number-and-gender-when-used-with-avoir-in-le-passe-compose-conversational-past

Hope this helps!

GregoryC1Kwiziq community member

Merci! Je pensais que c'était peut-être le cas, mais ce n'était pas claire à moi parce que la leçon ne donne que les exemples de "le/la/les" comme pronoms d'objets direct.

CécileKwiziq team member

Hi Gregory,

Here is the Kwiziq lesson for revising other object pronouns -

https://french.kwiziq.com/revision/grammar/when-to-use-me-te-nous-and-vous-as-me-you-us-and-you-direct-and-indirect-object-pronouns

Hope this helps!

Agreement of past particple with avoir auxillary

There might be an error on a test I just took. The question as written is "Ma mère nous a récompensés pour nous être comportés... The sentence as given shows an agreement between the past participle of récompenser, and the auxilliary, avoir. Is this correct? My instincts say "Non", but perhaps I'm missing something.

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