m'a gâché la vie?

PaulC1Kwiziq community member

m'a gâché la vie?

Why "m'a gâché la vie" and not "a gâché ma vie"  or "m'est gâchée la vie".

Asked 4 years ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Paul,

My preferred option is -

'...m'a gâché la vie'

You can also say -

'...a gâché ma vie'

But

'm'est gâchée la vie' is incorrect!

ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

The sentence, m'a gâché la vie, you have to parse such that me is the a direct object and not used reflexively. There fore the version m'est gâchée la vie is wrong. In the second version you quote, a gâché ma vie, the original OCD "me" turned into the posessive pronoun ma. Same meaning but different grammatical construction.

m'a gâché la vie?

Why "m'a gâché la vie" and not "a gâché ma vie"  or "m'est gâchée la vie".

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