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Past participle

Truc ThanhA2Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Past participle

Hi, 

I was wrong when choosing “ tombée” in  “ Marie- France est ( tomber) de son vélo”. I agreeed the gender of subject( in this case, I think it ‘s feminin) as “learn and discuss says. Why? Is it that the subject here falls sthg ,not the subject falls. And past participle has to follow the gender and number of object in this case? Thanks.

Asked 8 months ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Truc Thanh,

In the sentence you quote, 'tombée' is correct so I can't understand why you would be marked wrong.  I have checked this Kwiz question and cannot find a problem there.

As the Kwiziq lesson indicates, in the case of verbs that take the auxiliary être ( these are intransitive and don't have an object), the past participle will agree with the subject which in this case is Marie France   - feminine singular.

Maybe you could do the Kwiz again and let us know if you still encounter the same problem?

MaartenC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Are you sure you didn't make a click error or a typo ? 

Marie-France est tombée de son vélo. She fell off(from) her bike.

Past participle

Hi, 

I was wrong when choosing “ tombée” in  “ Marie- France est ( tomber) de son vélo”. I agreeed the gender of subject( in this case, I think it ‘s feminin) as “learn and discuss says. Why? Is it that the subject here falls sthg ,not the subject falls. And past participle has to follow the gender and number of object in this case? Thanks.

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