“ Une fois, j'ai vu une bouteille de chablis”

BrianC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

“ Une fois, j'ai vu une bouteille de chablis”

I get a bit confused when, due to the speaker being female, we do/do not add an “e” to the past participle. Here, for instance, I was expecting “vue”.

Asked 2 years ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Brian,  

The rules of agreement of the past participle with verbs which take avoir are to do with the object and not the subject as per Kwiziq lesson -

Special cases when the past participle agrees (in number & gender) when used with 'avoir' in Le Passé Composé

In this case, the direct object is after the verb so there is no agreement.

Hope this helps!

 

JimC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Hi Brian,

In the active voice, the past participle of voir remains invariable with avoir.

This would only change in the passive voice (être) or if a direct object pronoun appeared before the verb or in a pronominal sense where être would apply

Hope this helps.

Jim

“ Une fois, j'ai vu une bouteille de chablis”

I get a bit confused when, due to the speaker being female, we do/do not add an “e” to the past participle. Here, for instance, I was expecting “vue”.

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