Lock in our old prices!
Your last chance to upgrade at these rates »

Passe Compose

Francis S.A1Kwiziq community member

Passe Compose

I just did an exercise from a textbook on Passe compose. The exercise requires you write the correct form of the words in brackets.

Q-.Combien de femmes avez-vous (Voir)?

My answer was: Combien de femmes avez-vous vu? 

But the answer given by the textbook was: Combien de femmes avez-vous vues?

Which answer is correct and why because I know passe compose using avoir does not agree with gender. Help with explanation if I am wrong

Asked 4 years ago
David R.A2Kwiziq Q&A regular contributorCorrect answer

Hi Francis, the past participle does agree when using avoir if there is a preceding direct object before the verb. It's an exception to the rule.

 

See here:-

Special cases when the past participle agrees (in number & gender) when used with 'avoir' in the compound past in French (Le Passé Composé)

Passe Compose

I just did an exercise from a textbook on Passe compose. The exercise requires you write the correct form of the words in brackets.

Q-.Combien de femmes avez-vous (Voir)?

My answer was: Combien de femmes avez-vous vu? 

But the answer given by the textbook was: Combien de femmes avez-vous vues?

Which answer is correct and why because I know passe compose using avoir does not agree with gender. Help with explanation if I am wrong

Sign in to submit your answer

Don't have an account yet? Join today

Ask a question

Find your French level for FREE

Test your French to the CEFR standard

Find your French level
Clever stuff happening!