Kristin asked: "Je l'ai épousée." Why the "- e" at the end of "épousée" ?"

Aurélie

Kwiziq language super star

18 October 2016

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Kristin asked: "Je l'ai épousée." Why the "- e" at the end of "épousée" ?"

This relates to:
Position of object pronouns with verbs in compound tenses -

Aurélie

Kwiziq language super star

18 October 2016

18/10/16

Bonjour Kristin !

This is due to a more advanced rule of agreement with "avoir" as auxiliary.

Though you've learnt that the past participle never agrees with the subject of the verb with "avoir" as auxiliary, it can agree with the direct object of the verb when this one is placed before "avoir".

This is the case when using direct object pronouns, as they're always placed before the auxiliary in compound tenses.

Here is a link to our related lesson:
https://progress.lawlessfrench.com/my-languages/french/view/429

I hope that's helpful!
À bientôt !

Kathy

Kwiziq community member

16 December 2016

16/12/16

In this case, does "Tu lui as parlé" imply that the object pronoun "lui" is masculine, or does the rule only apply to *direct* object pronouns?

Merci en avance!

Aurélie

Kwiziq language super star

17 March 2017

17/03/17

Bonjour Kathy !

The rule only applies to direct object pronouns, so here it could still be masculine or feminine :)

À bientôt !

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