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être/ avoir

manpreet kaur j.C1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

être/ avoir

Why is est being used with coincer ? Why can’t we say elle a coincé ….?

Or as we know that with depuis, we use present tense , then why can’t we say…. Elle coince là….?


Asked 3 years ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Manpreet Kaur,

The passive 'être coincé' uses the verb 'être' as the cat is undergoing the action and not doing the action just as in English 'to be stuck' 

Here is a link to forming the passive voice which will explain further -

Forming La Voix Passive with simple tenses (passive voice)

Bonne Continuation!

Jim J.C1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Hi Manpreet kaur,

I'm guessing that se coincer is being used in the sense "the cat wedged itself etc".

hence être.

Just a thought.

Jim

être/ avoir

Why is est being used with coincer ? Why can’t we say elle a coincé ….?

Or as we know that with depuis, we use present tense , then why can’t we say…. Elle coince là….?


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