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Please help me to understand these sentences

Michael C.C1Kwiziq community member

Please help me to understand these sentences

In the lecture, you have the following three sentences

Mes amis, merci à tous d'être venus.

Sarah, merci d'être venue.

Paul, merci d'être venu.


In all these three sentences, "Mes amis", "Sarah", and "Paul" are NOT the objects of the verb "venir", so even they are proceeds of the verb, why should the verb venir have to in agreement with "Mes amis", "Sarah", and "Paul"?

Asked 3 years ago
Chris W.C1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

With être, you match the past participle with the subject. Here it is about the subject, not the COD.

Please help me to understand these sentences

In the lecture, you have the following three sentences

Mes amis, merci à tous d'être venus.

Sarah, merci d'être venue.

Paul, merci d'être venu.


In all these three sentences, "Mes amis", "Sarah", and "Paul" are NOT the objects of the verb "venir", so even they are proceeds of the verb, why should the verb venir have to in agreement with "Mes amis", "Sarah", and "Paul"?

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