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Kwiziq community member
3 December 2017
Je n'aurais pas imaginé que ce verbe pourrait être utilisé comme ça! Merci pour partager!
This question relates to:French lesson "Demeurer can be used with avoir or être in Le Passé Composé... and changes meaning"
4 December 2017
Kwiziq language super star
5 March 2018
In French you will often find verbs which have different meanings. Grammatically they use different auxilliary verbs to conjugate in the past enabling us to tell their meaning apart. As Ron says French is a rich, verbose language which has many layers.
Demeurer ( with Avoir) is this case will be used to mean, to reside somewhere, but you will mostly hear the simpler habiter or vivre in spoken language .
In the other sense of staying (with Etre) you will probably mostly use "rester" in spoken language,
e.g. Elle est restée muette devant sa réaction rather than, elle est demeurée muette devant sa réaction.
Hope this helps!
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