Me suis-je coupé... Isn't couper a verb that takes avoir? Me ai-je coupé... What is the exception here?

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Kevin

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13 January 2019

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Me suis-je coupé... Isn't couper a verb that takes avoir? Me ai-je coupé... What is the exception here?

This question relates to:
French lesson "Forming inverted questions with reflexive verbs in Le Passé Composé"

Cécile

Kwiziq language super star

14 January 2019

14/01/19

Hi Kevin,

'Couper quelque chose' will indeed take 'avoir'  as in,

J'ai déja coupé la baguette= I have cut the bread already 

but this is 'se couper' ( to cut one/yourself) which as all reflexive verb  takes 'être'.

So -

Me suis-je coupé/e ? is correct....

Hope this helps!

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