Gender Assumption

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Gender Assumption

Après être [venu/e] me voir jouer, elles étaient très enthousiastes .  Does this question actually provide enough information on which to judge the gender of the speaker?   The answer seems to assume that the speaker is feminine merely because the audience is feminine.  
Asked 11 months ago
MaartenC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

Tim, 

It is more than 1 female, but only females being referred to - “après être venues me voir jouer, elles étaient très enthousiastes”, as it is the women/girls (elles) who came/had come to see ‘me’ (the speaker/player) play and then were ‘enthusiastic/passionate’.

The gender of ‘me’ is not relevant to the agreement of the past participle, and no assumption of gender needed. 

Gender Assumption

Après être [venu/e] me voir jouer, elles étaient très enthousiastes .  Does this question actually provide enough information on which to judge the gender of the speaker?   The answer seems to assume that the speaker is feminine merely because the audience is feminine.  

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