Doubt in the concept

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Varsha

Kwiziq community member

14 November 2018

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Doubt in the concept

Bonjour Madame,

In the sentence "Hier,quelle robe as-tu portée pour la soirée?"

Why has the accord 'e' been added in the past participle 'porté'

This question relates to:
French lesson "Special cases when the past participle agrees (in number & gender) when used with 'avoir' in Le Passé Composé"

Cécile

Kwiziq language super star

15 November 2018

15/11/18

Hi Varsha,

Because in the case of verbs which take 'avoir' in the passé composé, the past participle (porté) agrees with the object when it precedes the verb, 'robe' being feminine , an 'e' is added and it becomes 'portée'.

There are many examples in this lesson.

Hope this helps!

Varsha

Kwiziq community member

15 November 2018

15/11/18

Merci Madame

Scott

Kwiziq community member

19 November 2018

19/11/18

Ok, but this would seem to be a third case not explicitly handled in the lesson, right? The lesson introduces two cases:

CASE of the object pronouns
CASE of the subordinate clause with que

But this question seems to address a third case:

"CASE of object appearing before verb"

Or am I understanding wrong?

regards, Scott

Cécile

Kwiziq language super star

19 November 2018

19/11/18

Hi Scott,

 If you re-read the lesson it is the first case of the object pronouns which is covered in this lesson:

 J'ai regardé la fille -----  Je l'ai regardée

l' la fille,  which now precedes the verb so, regardée, has an extra 'e' to mark the feminine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scott

Kwiziq community member

21 November 2018

21/11/18

Hi Cécile,

thanks for the answer! I understand the concept, however, "robe" is not a pronoun but a noun, and the explanation you refer to is in the section "CASE of the object pronouns". So I would respectfully suggest that the lesson is worded not quite clearly. It might be better if the section were labeled "CASE of the object appearing before the verb" and would include examples of nouns as well as object pronouns appearing before the verb.

regards, Scott

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