Vous êtes entré ou vous êtes entrés

CarolC1Kwiziq community member

Vous êtes entré ou vous êtes entrés

Vous êtes entré-pourquoi il n’y a pas un “s” à la fin du mot entré

Asked 1 month ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Carol, 

I think that I found the context in the last quiz question -

Vous ___ entré dans la salle de bains alors que j'y étais encore ! 

You are being tested on the correct être or avoir  form here, the fact that the past participle has no -s means that we are talking about one person and not several.

Hope this helps!

MaartenC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Carol, 

without context, can only note that with ‘vous’ and être, the past participle in compound tenses agrees in both number and gender with the subject. 

For the formal singular ‘vous’, no terminal ‘s’ is added. With plural  ‘vous’ a terminal ‘s’ is added. 

If there is no other context given, then the use of ‘vous êtes entré’ is providing the information that a single individual (male) is being addressed formally. This information is conveyed only in the written form of course ! In speech, context is needed to be certain.

Agreeing past participle with subject's gender and number with (+ être) verbs in the compound past in French (Le Passé Composé)

DianaB2Kwiziq community member

Without further context, either can be correct.

Vous êtes entré ou vous êtes entrés

Vous êtes entré-pourquoi il n’y a pas un “s” à la fin du mot entré

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