Why is fatiquer conjugated with être instead of avoir

GlenC1Kwiziq community member

Why is fatiquer conjugated with être instead of avoir

Why is ‘ne soyez’ marked correct.  Isn’t this subjonctif passé and isn’t fatiguer conjugated with avoir in compound tensed?

Asked 11 months ago
MaartenC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

Glen, I think you have possibly already answered your own question.

 ‘Cette randonnée m’a fatigué. Je suis vraiment très fatigué! ‘ 

The first verb is the verb fatiguer, conjugated with avoir using the past participle fatigué, and the second is être followed by the adjective (adjectival past participle) ‘fatigué’.

Fatiguer, ‘to tire/to fatigue‘, conjugates with avoir in compound tenses, but to describe being in a state of tiredness or fatigue, it is être fatigué, in the appropriate tense or mood.

https://www.larousse.fr/dictionnaires/francais/fatiguer/32978

ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

I don't know which sentence you refer to, but I'll just take a guess:

Ne soyez pas fatigués! -- Don't be tired!

This is the imperative, and soyez is the imperative (2nd person plural) of être. It looks like the subjunctive but it isn't.

MaartenC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

‘ne soyez ….’ is also the ne explétif followed by the ‘vous’ form of present subjunctive of être , which is what the post in Glen’s question links to.

Why is fatiquer conjugated with être instead of avoir

Why is ‘ne soyez’ marked correct.  Isn’t this subjonctif passé and isn’t fatiguer conjugated with avoir in compound tensed?

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