Agreement when using etre for the past tense? If you have a masculine or singular subejct, but your DO is feminine ro plural, do you make agreement?

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Lalongi

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25 October 2018

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Agreement when using etre for the past tense? If you have a masculine or singular subejct, but your DO is feminine ro plural, do you make agreement?

Ex) Il est monté la tour Eiffel.

Il l'est monté or Il l'est montée?

This relates to:
Position of object pronouns with verbs in compound tenses -

Cécile

Kwiziq language super star

26 October 2018

26/10/18

Hi Lalongi,

Il a monté la Tour Eiffel en escalier --- Il l'a montée en escalier

Note the use of 'avoir' with 'monter quelque chose'.

I prefer to use the verb 'escalader' here :

Le cascadeur a escaladé la Tour Eiffel à mains nues = The Stunt man climbed the Eiffel Tower with bare hands

So it will be also -"Il l'a escaladée"

Hope this helps!

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