French verb conjugation sites don't agree

DonnaB2Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

French verb conjugation sites don't agree

 Looking for more detail on these verbs, I couldn't find ANY French verb conjugation sites that conjugated verbs like AMUSER, MAQUILLER, REPOSER, or even DÉCÉDER with ÊTRE. They all use AVOIR. Why is that?

Asked 1 month ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Donna, 

It is because all of these verbs are mainly use as reflexive verbs -

s’amuser, se maquiller, se reposer, se décider

As such they all take theauxiliary être.

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

Hope this helps!

ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Just an example, where the verb décider is once used transitively with avoir and then in a reflexive construction with être.

Il a décidé la question. -- He decided the question (the matter).
Il s'est décidé. -- He made up his mind. ("He decided himself.")

French verb conjugation sites don't agree

 Looking for more detail on these verbs, I couldn't find ANY French verb conjugation sites that conjugated verbs like AMUSER, MAQUILLER, REPOSER, or even DÉCÉDER with ÊTRE. They all use AVOIR. Why is that?

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