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Agreement with reflexive conjugaison - se brosser

David B.C1Kwiziq community member

Agreement with reflexive conjugaison - se brosser

In the question "Nous ________ les cheveux.” (We brushed our hair) (HINT: Conjugate "se brosser" (to brush) in the compound past (Passé Composé)), why is “nous sommes brossé” preferred over “nous sommes brossés”?

I think that “we” is plural, so the correct response should be “brossés” with the “s”.

Asked 11 months ago
Maarten K.C1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

David - the direct object of se brosser is ‘ les cheveux ‘ and there is no agreement when the direct object does not precede the verb. 

Asked previously  - here is one link to some answers.

 https://progress.lawlessfrench.com/questions/view/se-brosser

 

Agreement with reflexive conjugaison - se brosser

In the question "Nous ________ les cheveux.” (We brushed our hair) (HINT: Conjugate "se brosser" (to brush) in the compound past (Passé Composé)), why is “nous sommes brossé” preferred over “nous sommes brossés”?

I think that “we” is plural, so the correct response should be “brossés” with the “s”.

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