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27 August 2018
Purpose of rendu
'Nous t'avons rendu visite il y a une semaine.'
What is the purpose of rendu in this sentence if visiter can be used as a verb? Possible to say “Nous t’avons visité il y a une semaine”
This question relates to:French lesson "Il y a + duration = Ago (expressions of time)"
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In French the verb 'visiter' means 'to visit' in the sense of doing a tour of, so it used for places of interest, countries, towns, houses you might buy etc...
For visiting people you would use the verb 'rendre visite à quelqu'un' , hence the word 'rendu' as it is the past participle of 'rendre'.
Take a look at the following lesson which will give you lots of examples of each -
Visiter vs rendre visite à = To visit a place vs a person
Hope this helps!
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