Adding s for nous form

MasterC1Kwiziq community member

Adding s for nous form

Hello everyone. I was taking a quiz in which I respond like this "nous nous sommes brossés les chevaux" but the site says that it is nearly correct and this version is correct " nous nous sommes brossé les chevaux". And it made me curious because the subject is plural and there is a  reflexive verb!!!! Anyone could explain this contradiction?

Thanks 

Asked 1 year ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Master, 

Just to add to what Maarten said, take a look at my answer on the same question -

https://progress.lawlessfrench.com/questions/view/agreement-of-reflexive-verbs

 

Just one little note 

les cheveux = hair

les chevaux = horses

JimC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Salut Master,

The second nous is an indirect object pronoun and so no agreement.

Bonne journée

Jim

MaartenC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

If you look further through the questions under the lesson you linked, you will find the answer to this - Céline has covered it again recently and provided a link to a more comprehensive previous answer as well. 

As Jim refers to, the direct object in this sentence is ‘les cheveux’ which follows the verb, so no agreement. The 2nd ‘nous’ is an indirect object here - no agreement either.

Adding s for nous form

Hello everyone. I was taking a quiz in which I respond like this "nous nous sommes brossés les chevaux" but the site says that it is nearly correct and this version is correct " nous nous sommes brossé les chevaux". And it made me curious because the subject is plural and there is a  reflexive verb!!!! Anyone could explain this contradiction?

Thanks 

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