Liaison between the auxiliary and the past participle?


Kwiziq community member

29 September 2016

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Liaison between the auxiliary and the past participle?

Is there no liaison in "nous aurions été déçus" between aurions and été? I didn't hear it in the recording.

This question relates to:
French lesson "Conjugate verbs with irregular past participles in Le Conditionnel Passé (past conditional)"


Kwiziq language super star

11 October 2016


Bonjour Kevin ! I would say that, though I cannot see why the liaison here would be grammatically wrong, it does sound off to a French ear (such as mine), and people wouldn't pronounce it. I guess it's probably because it sounds a bit redundant given the previous liaison between "nous" and "aurons". Usually, we won't pronounce the liaison between the auxiliary and the past participle. I hope that's helpful !

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