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31 July 2018
Leurs témoignages ___ont paru_____ louches à la police. This is Q 6 — why is the adjective in agreement with the subject?
This relates to:Conjugate paraître, connaître and derivatives (+ avoir) - except apparaître and naître - in Le Passé Composé (conversational past) -
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Bonjour Katie !
Excellent question! Here the answer is relatively simple: in French, adjectives agree with the noun they're referring to, even though they can sometimes be separated by 1.punctuation, 2.adverb or in such a case, by an actual 3.verb :)
1.Fatiguée, Aline a décidé de faire une sieste.Tired, Aline decided to take a nap.
2. J'admire un paysage absolument magnifique.I'm admiring an absolutely magnificent landscape.
3.Mes cousines sont gentilles.My cousins are kind.
Verbs whose complement refers to their subject are called verbes d'état in French.
I hope that's helpful!Bonne journée !
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