the statement was just je....... rentre, as there was nothing(chez,dansetc) after rentre i used avoir but it was wrong, so why is there sometimes nothing after rentrer when used with etre?please
I cannot find this example in the lesson but on its own
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The point to keep in mind is the issue of transitive v intransitive usage.
There is no obligation for an object with être intransitive usage.
The sentence simply expresses a state of "going back in"
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The transitive form of rentrer (the one with avoir) always requires a COD. In the absence of a COD, only the intransitive form (with être) is possible.
Je suis rentré. -- I'm back. (I have returned.)
sorry, whats a
A COD in French grammar is a 'complément d'objet direct'.
It is what is referred to as a direct object pronoun which is a term you might be more familiar with.
Here is an explanation -
French direct object pronoun
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