With être, rentré gets a letter S in the plural sentence, but not with avoir. Is it a rule?

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Nataly

Kwiziq community member

5 March 2018

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With être, rentré gets a letter S in the plural sentence, but not with avoir. Is it a rule?

This relates to:
Rentrer can be used with avoir or être in Le Passé Composé... and changes meaning -

Nataly

Kwiziq community member

5 March 2018

5/03/18

"Vous êtes rentrés" and "Vous avez rentré"

Chris

Kwiziq community member

5 March 2018

5/03/18

Yes, this is a rule. With être the participle is accorded in gender and number to the subject. 

Alex est rentré tard. 

Susanne est rentrée tard. 

Susanne et Marie sont rentrées tard. 

Susanne et Alex sont rentrés tard. 

-- Chris (not a native speaker). 

Aurélie

Kwiziq language super star

5 March 2018

5/03/18

Bonjour Nataly !

To complete Chris's answer, here's a link to our lesson related to the agreement of the past participle (here rentré) with auxiliary être.

https://french.kwiziq.com/revision/grammar/agree-past-participle-with-subjects-gender-and-number-with-etre-verbs-in-le-passe-compose-conversational-past

Note that in some specific cases, you might also agree with the auxiliary avoir, as explained in that more advanced lesson :)

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

I hope that's helpful!
Bonne journée !

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