I’m finding it hard to understand why coiffées isn’t coiffés, with direct object agreement, cheveux being a masculine plural noun?
I can confirm that Jim was right and that this error has been corrected.
The rules on agreement of past participle in the case of reflexive verbs are complex, sometimes depend on the verbs used, but when these verbs have a direct object, the rule of preceding COD applies as in any ordinary verb.
Elles se sont brossé les cheveux
Elles se les sont brossés
I'm inclined to agree with you.
Suggest you file it as an error on that particular lesson page.
When you form the passé composé with être, the participle agrees with the subject, which is elles.
On reflection, I believe that Chris is right.
"se" represents the indirect object and être is the auxiliary so the agreement is with the subject as Chris points out.
Had it been avoir as the auxiliary then the direct object "les" would cause agreement with the past participle because it would be placed before the verb.
It is all a bit tricky!
I think you were right to begin with Jim, and Anne is correct. A reflexive verb with a direct object is a special case:
Thanks for your post, very informative and clarifies this tricky grammar aspect very well.
After twenty-odd years of study, there is always another grammar point yet to completely master.
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