Elle s’est faite gronder pour s’être maquillée.

HeatherC1Kwiziq community member

Elle s’est faite gronder pour s’être maquillée.

In this example of passive voice for se faire gronder why does faite end in e? I thought fait was invariable when a past participle following a feminine/ plural direct object with avoir or following être as in this case. 

Asked 1 month ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Heather, 

Well spotted, it is indeed -

Elle s'est fait gronder pour s'être maquillée

The rule is -

The past participle of faire is invariable when followed by an infinitive even when using the reflexive 'se faire'

I have corrected the error and the audio.

Bonne Continuation!

 

HeatherC1Kwiziq community member

Does this mean fait is not always invariable? For instance

 J’aime tes robes. Merci beaucoup. Ma mère les a faites.

CécileKwiziq team member

Hi Heather, 

If you re-read my answer you will see that it is a special case.

I don't dispute that 

Ma mère les a faites ( les robes),  is correct 

Bonne Continuation!

Elle s’est faite gronder pour s’être maquillée.

In this example of passive voice for se faire gronder why does faite end in e? I thought fait was invariable when a past participle following a feminine/ plural direct object with avoir or following être as in this case. 

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