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Confused on the idea of an intransitive action - The rabbit disappeared [reflexive]?

Linda B.B1Kwiziq community member

Confused on the idea of an intransitive action - The rabbit disappeared [reflexive]?

Asked 1 year ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Linda, 

You are correct in saying that the verb disparaître is intransitive but it is not reflexive.

mes clés ont disparu my keys have disappeared

It is not just a case of transitive or intransitive verbs which determine whether we use 'avoir' or 'être'.

According to Grevisse -

Most of the intransitive verbs take 'avoir' apart from those which indicate a movement or a change of state ( about 20 verbs) which will take 'être'.

Hope this helps!

Confused on the idea of an intransitive action - The rabbit disappeared [reflexive]?

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