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RaymondC1Kwiziq community member

demandé demandée

Shouldn’t the participle agree with the preceding object? Or is it only a direct object?

Asked 2 months ago
CélineKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Bonjour Raymond,

Here ‘lui’ refers to an indirect object pronoun and therefore the past participle doesn’t agree with the object even if placed ahead in the verbal expression.

Indeed, the verb used in the example is ‘demander [qch] à [qqun]’ = to ask [sth] to [sb] where the object is introduced by a preposition (à).

Here is a link to remind you of the rule:

special-cases-when-the-past-participle-agrees-in-number-and-gender-when-used-with-avoir-in-le-passe-compose-conversational-past

 

I hope this is helpful.

Bonne journée!

ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

I don't know the sentence you're referring to. Can you post it? Makes answering the question so much easier.

demandé demandée

Shouldn’t the participle agree with the preceding object? Or is it only a direct object?

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