ont crié

BrianC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

ont crié

Hi, I was surprised to see that “tous mes amis ont crié” did not use “criés”. Is this because “tous mes amis” is singular (a single group)? And would “mes amis ont criés” be correct (linguistically speaking, not a group, but multiple individuals)?

Asked 3 years ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Brian,

'Tous mes amis' is the subject of 'ont crié', the past participle with avoir agrees with the object ( surprise) and only when it precedes the verb, so in this case, no agreement.

Hope this helps! 

ont crié

Hi, I was surprised to see that “tous mes amis ont crié” did not use “criés”. Is this because “tous mes amis” is singular (a single group)? And would “mes amis ont criés” be correct (linguistically speaking, not a group, but multiple individuals)?

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