être or avoir?

DavidB1Kwiziq community member

être or avoir?

Monsieur Dupont, vous vous êtes trompé.

Why do you use être here instead of avoir. Shouldn't it be 'avez'?

Asked 4 years ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Sam,

Reflexive verbs like 'se tromper' are conjugated with 'être'  without exception in the passé composé.

Here is the link to what constitutes a reflexive verb for your perusal -

https://progress.lawlessfrench.com/revision/glossary/verb-types/reflexive-verbs

Take a look also at the following Kwiziq lesson on the subject in question -

https://progress.lawlessfrench.com/revision/grammar/conjugate-reflexive-verbs-in-the-passe-compose-conversational-past

Hope this helps!

être or avoir?

Monsieur Dupont, vous vous êtes trompé.

Why do you use être here instead of avoir. Shouldn't it be 'avez'?

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