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Enter - L’Imparfait Etre Conjugaison Question

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Enter - L’Imparfait Etre Conjugaison Question

Hello, please can you explain why the computer gave the correct answer as étiez for the sentence:

Emile et toi étiez toujours poli.?   I am confused as I thought the iez ending was only used with vous. 

Asked 7 months ago
MaartenC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

Carla, ‘étiez’ is the correct conjugation for 2nd person plural -  the sentence subject is ‘Emile et toi’ meaning the speaker is talking directly to at least one of the 2 people mentioned. The subject could be replaced by ‘vous’, the subject pronoun for 2nd person plural, and the verb conjugation accords with this. 

For emphasis, it could also have been written, ‘Emile et toi, vous étiez toujours poli’.

Enter - L’Imparfait Etre Conjugaison Question

Hello, please can you explain why the computer gave the correct answer as étiez for the sentence:

Emile et toi étiez toujours poli.?   I am confused as I thought the iez ending was only used with vous. 

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