Different sub-headings - is there a reason that I am missing?

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Different sub-headings - is there a reason that I am missing?

Expressing cause with "Pour (+avoir) fait" = For doing/having done in French

Expressing cause with "Pour (+être) allé" = For going/having gone in French

I am unsure why «pour avoir (past participle)» is sub-headed 'simple expression' and «pour être (past participle)» is sub-headed "complex expression". Is it because the latter lesson also includes reflexives, or am I missing some other complexity with «être»? The lessons and phrases seem otherwise essentially identical, using avoir or être as required by the verb in infinitif passé form.

Asked 3 years ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Maarten, 

You got it right, the added complexity comes from the rules of agreements with être ( with the subject, so there will be many more of them) and the additional reflexive verbs with additional pronouns. 

Bonne Continuation!

Different sub-headings - is there a reason that I am missing?

Expressing cause with "Pour (+avoir) fait" = For doing/having done in French

Expressing cause with "Pour (+être) allé" = For going/having gone in French

I am unsure why «pour avoir (past participle)» is sub-headed 'simple expression' and «pour être (past participle)» is sub-headed "complex expression". Is it because the latter lesson also includes reflexives, or am I missing some other complexity with «être»? The lessons and phrases seem otherwise essentially identical, using avoir or être as required by the verb in infinitif passé form.

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