It’d be nice to have an example of what to do with the past participle of être verbs when using "on" when it means "we". I can’t find this covered in either of the modules On : we.
The quick answer is that on meaning "we" asks for the plural of the participle, while the impersonal on uses the singular of the participle.
On est allés à un café. -- We went for a coffee.On est allé à la lune. -- We (=mankind) went to the moon.
It is an interesting point that you raise. I recommend that you access the link above where Laura Lawless addresses this issue.
I think that you will find it interesting and hopefully it will provide a satisfactory answer to your point.
Thanks for your replies. I just found this discussion of a Listening exercise which implies that Larousse is more in favour of past participle agreement with être when "on" = "nous" than Le bon usage/ Lawless. I do realise it was a rather niche question, given this is mainly an oral usage!
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