passe compose with avoir...

MichaelA0Kwiziq community member

passe compose with avoir...

When using avoir as the auxilliary verb in the passe compose, I thought that the past participle had to agree with the direct object... so in the previous exercise there was:

"Nous avons nouri nos chiens" ...are not les chiens the direct object of the verb in that sentence?

"il a fini ses devoirs" ...are not les devoirs the direct object of that sentence...?

...I guess I have got something very wrong here... grateful for any guidance...

Michael 

Asked 1 year ago
ToddB1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributorCorrect answer

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

This is a cut and paste from a B2 lesson

MichaelA0Kwiziq community member

Thanks Todd for pointing that out...I had learnt the rule but without properly learning the context of it...many thanks! Michael 

passe compose with avoir...

When using avoir as the auxilliary verb in the passe compose, I thought that the past participle had to agree with the direct object... so in the previous exercise there was:

"Nous avons nouri nos chiens" ...are not les chiens the direct object of the verb in that sentence?

"il a fini ses devoirs" ...are not les devoirs the direct object of that sentence...?

...I guess I have got something very wrong here... grateful for any guidance...

Michael 

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