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when past participle doesnot agree using etre

Radhika S.B2Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

when past participle doesnot agree using etre

Hi 

I am looking for a lesson which explains how in reflexive verbs in passe compose the past participle does not agree in gender and number with the subject if the object is indirect. 

Asked 1 month ago
CélineKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Bonjour Radhika,

At the moment, we have not published a lesson on this specific grammar point (agreement of reflexive verbs in the compound past). Take a look here to see why there should not be an agreement:  agreement of reflexive verbs

Nous nous sommes brossé les cheveux We brushed our hair

 -> the direct object (les cheveux) is placed after the verb - no agreement

Nous nous sommes brossés = We brush ("ourselves")

-> the past participle agrees only if the direct object (nousprecedes the verb. - agreement

 

I hope this is helpful.

Bonne journée !

Radhika S.B2Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Conclusion- Many struggle with it! Thanks for sharing the information. Je vais réfléchir!

when past participle doesnot agree using etre

Hi 

I am looking for a lesson which explains how in reflexive verbs in passe compose the past participle does not agree in gender and number with the subject if the object is indirect. 

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