Verb question

TomC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Verb question

In the last sentence, "Et vous, comment s'est passé votre Noël cette année ?" If vous is the subject, shouldn't the verb be, vous etiez passé. How come it switches to 3rd person?

Asked 3 years ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Tom, 

It an inversion of subject and verb -

 Q : Votre Noël s'est passé comment, cette année ? How was your Christmas this year?

A : Mon Noël s'est très bien passé = My Christmas went very well 

 

would be a more normal syntax.

Bonne Continuation!

ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Actually, the subject is Noël: Comment s'est passé votre Noël? -- literally: How did your Christmas pass?

You could also rephrase the question so that vous becomes the subject: Comment vous avez passez votre Noël? -- How did you pass (your) Christmas? This is the way you'd use in English. But in French, both possibilities exist.

Verb question

In the last sentence, "Et vous, comment s'est passé votre Noël cette année ?" If vous is the subject, shouldn't the verb be, vous etiez passé. How come it switches to 3rd person?

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