Bon Jour !! I saw this sentence in your examples: Alice s'est maquillée. (Alice put her make-up on.) I don' t see the verb mettre (to put) ??

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Martin

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13 August 2018

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Bon Jour !! I saw this sentence in your examples: Alice s'est maquillée. (Alice put her make-up on.) I don' t see the verb mettre (to put) ??

This question relates to:
French lesson "Agreeing past participle with subject's gender and number with (+ être) verbs in Le Passé Composé"

Chris

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14 August 2018

14/08/18

Hi Martin,

There is no "mettre" in this sentence because the verb " se maquiller" already means "to put one's make-up on". You can't say "I made myself up" in English. (Well, you could, but it would mean something completely different).

-- Chris.

Martin

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14 August 2018

14/08/18

Merci !!

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