Participle form for "vous", and for "elles"

Melody

Kwiziq community member

16 September 2016

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Participle form for "vous", and for "elles"

Vous can mean one person (polite ? ) form, or more than one person. So "vous (Gareth) êtes resté à la maison"; vous (Laura) êtes restée à la maison" and "vous (Laura and Aurélie) êtes restées à la maison" ? I'm making my best guesses here. Vous is not included in the lesson. And elles is not included in the lesson either. "Elles êtes restées à la maison"? Whether my versions are correct or not, lesson might be improved by adding examples with vous and elles. Thanks as ever.

This question relates to:
French lesson "Conjugate mourir, naître, décéder, devenir, rester (+ être) in Le Passé Composé (conversational past)"

Aurélie

Kwiziq language super star

16 September 2016

16/09/16

Bonjour Melody ! First of all, Bravo ! All your guesses for "vous" are perfectly correct :) As for "elles", almost -> "Elles SONT restées à la maison." And I agree with you that these cases need to be added to the lesson, which will all be done shortly. Merci beaucoup et à bientôt !

Melody

Kwiziq community member

16 September 2016

16/09/16

Aurélie Thanks for the speedy response. Sorry about the "brain glitch" on "Elles sont"! One last question- for "vous (Laura and Aurélie) êtes restées à la maison", is there a liason between the "s" at the end of "restées" and "à" ? (and other similar cases)? Thanks again. I find Q&A section SO helpful!

Aurélie

Kwiziq language super star

19 September 2016

19/09/16

Bonjour Melody ! In this case, most people wouldn't do the liaison between "restées" and "à", it sounds weird to me personally :) I would say that usually before "à la maison" I wouldn't do the liaison. Following this question, I also decided to rework the lesson on agreement, and add a section about the "vous" agreement there ;) -> https://progress.lawlessfrench.com/revision/grammar/agree-past-participle-with-subjects-gender-and-number-with-etre-verbs-in-le-passe-compose-conversational-past Merci et à bientôt !

Melody

Kwiziq community member

19 September 2016

19/09/16

Thanks so much for taking the time to rework the lesson. I read it via the link you gave and it's very helpful. Melody

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