qui sont remplis de...

AndreaB2Kwiziq community member

qui sont remplis de...

I cannot quite figure out why the verb 'remplir' is in the form 'remplis'. Is it because 'remplis' is used as an adjective?

Asked 2 months ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Andrea,

Just as in the English, the sentence -

les calendriers qui sont remplis de ...= calendars which are filled with ...

is in the passive voice which uses the verb 'être' and the past participle of the verb 'remplir'.

To understand the concept (if need be), take a look at the following lesson -

Forming La Voix Passive with simple tenses in French (French Passive Voice)

Bonne Continuation !

 

MaartenC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Andrea, 

Yes, ‘remplis’ is the past participle of ‘remplir’ as adjective. 

The verb is ‘être’ in the present tense with the adjective ‘remplis’ in the masculine plural form to agree with the subject - “ les calendriers … qui sont remplis …. “. (The calendars are filled …)

The construct ‘sont remplissent …’ is not grammatically correct, and doesn’t make sense in French.

 https://www.wordreference.com/conj/frverbs.aspx?v=remplir

 https://progress.lawlessfrench.com/revision/glossary/verbal/le-participe-passe-past-participle

qui sont remplis de...

I cannot quite figure out why the verb 'remplir' is in the form 'remplis'. Is it because 'remplis' is used as an adjective?

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