Vous êtes allés au cirque hier. Why does she pronounce the s in etes but not the s in alles?

Julia

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29 August 2016

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Vous êtes allés au cirque hier. Why does she pronounce the s in etes but not the s in alles?

This relates to:
Conjugate coming and going verbs (+ être) in Le Passé Composé (conversational past) -

Mark

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29 August 2016

29/08/16

I think the reason is that some liaisons in French are voluntary, and this is one of them. You can pronounce the s in allés or leave it out whichever you prefer at the time. Though when reading poetry I believe it's normal to pronounce all possible liaisons.

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