Purpose of rendu

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Lianne

Kwiziq community member

27 August 2018

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Purpose of rendu

'Nous t'avons rendu visite il y a une semaine.'

What is the purpose of rendu in this sentence if visiter can be used as a verb? Possible to say “Nous t’avons visité il y a une semaine”

This question relates to:
French lesson "Il y a + duration = Ago (expressions of time)"

Cécile

Kwiziq language super star

27 August 2018

27/08/18

Hi Lianne,

In French the verb 'visiter' means 'to visit' in the sense of doing a tour of,  so it used for places of interest, countries, towns, houses you might buy etc...

For visiting people you would use the verb 'rendre visite à quelqu'un' , hence the word 'rendu' as it is the past participle of 'rendre'.

Take a look at the following lesson which will give you lots of examples of each -

https://french.kwiziq.com/revision/grammar/visiter-versus-rendre-visite-a-visiting-places-versus-visiting-people

Hope this helps!

Lianne

Kwiziq community member

27 August 2018

27/08/18

Super! Merci Ceçile!

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