Transitive Intransitive

GordonC1Kwiziq community member

Transitive Intransitive

1. J'arriverai avant qu'ils n'aient mangé.

2. Nous voulons que tu aies rangé ta chambre avant ce soir.

3. J'ai attendu qu'il soit monté dans le train pour partir

I use Avoir when Transitive as is #2 but why avoir in #1 which is intransitive as is #3.

This is the most confusing subject I have encountered so far. Please explain.

Asked 7 months ago
JimC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Hi Gordon,

Not sure why you are concerned about transitivity. 

The fact is that manger only takes avoir. Direct or indirect object.

Ranger only takes avoir (unless se ranger which would require être).

Monter takes either avoir (direct) or être (indirect) 

I agree that item 3 above would be correct with être.

Please post again if required and I'll try to help further.

Jim

Transitive Intransitive

1. J'arriverai avant qu'ils n'aient mangé.

2. Nous voulons que tu aies rangé ta chambre avant ce soir.

3. J'ai attendu qu'il soit monté dans le train pour partir

I use Avoir when Transitive as is #2 but why avoir in #1 which is intransitive as is #3.

This is the most confusing subject I have encountered so far. Please explain.

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