Bon, voici le règle.

LewisC1Kwiziq community member

Bon, voici le règle.

I've read all the comments here and in the related links, several times.

It seems the rule be stated as, there's NO gender/number agreement of the participle when there is a direct object following the verb.

Ça vous dites ?

Asked 3 days ago
MaartenC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Not a direct answer but you might enjoy this TED talk on French - from about 6 min 30 sec, or a bit after,  is a fantastic demonstration of a very plausible reason that there is no past participle agreement unless the direct object precedes the compound verb. The whole video and this section in particular is very entertaining ! 

https://www.ted.com/talks/arnaud_hoedt_jerome_piron_la_faute_de_l_orthographe?language=fr

ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Je me suis bien amusé! :)))

Bon, voici le règle.

I've read all the comments here and in the related links, several times.

It seems the rule be stated as, there's NO gender/number agreement of the participle when there is a direct object following the verb.

Ça vous dites ?

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