Why is the inf. verb acheter as achetées in this sentence? "Je suis jalouse des nouvelles bottes que tu as achetées"

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Why is the inf. verb acheter as achetées in this sentence? "Je suis jalouse des nouvelles bottes que tu as achetées"

Bonjour! I was wondering why the verb acheter is as achetées rather than acheté ? Do we know that the person who bought the boots is female or is this another rule that I may have missed ?

Merci :)

Asked 3 weeks ago
ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

This follows the rule that if the COD precedes the participle, it will be matched in number and gender to the COD. The COD in the sentence is nouvelles bottes, which is feminine plural. Hence it is achetées.

Here is a lesson on this:

https://french.kwiziq.com/revision/grammar/special-cases-when-the-past-participle-agrees-in-number-and-gender-when-used-with-avoir-in-le-passe-compose-conversational-past

 

Why is the inf. verb acheter as achetées in this sentence? "Je suis jalouse des nouvelles bottes que tu as achetées"

Bonjour! I was wondering why the verb acheter is as achetées rather than acheté ? Do we know that the person who bought the boots is female or is this another rule that I may have missed ?

Merci :)

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