Ma mère qui nous avait quittés

PamelaC1Kwiziq community member

Ma mère qui nous avait quittés

ma mère qui nous avait quittés.

Should it not be 'quittée' as it was the mother who did the leaving ?

Pam

Asked 2 months ago
CélineKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Bonjour Pamela,

When a verb is conjugated in Le Passé Composé with the auxiliary "avoir" and the direct object pronoun is placed before the verb, then the past participle agrees with the direct object pronoun:

"when the direct object of the verb is placed before the verb, the past participle has to agree with this object"

J'ai regardé la fille -> Je l'ai regardée
J'ai regardé les enfants -> Je les ai regardés

Take a look here for the agreement of the past participle: Special cases when the past participle agrees (in number & gender) when used with 'avoir' in the compound past in French (Le Passé Composé)

I hope this is helpful.

Bonne journée !

BrianC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

And “nous” is the direct object in this case.

Ma mère qui nous avait quittés

ma mère qui nous avait quittés.

Should it not be 'quittée' as it was the mother who did the leaving ?

Pam

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