Why was 'nous sommes apparues' marked incorrect?

Jenny-AnneB2Kwiziq community member

Why was 'nous sommes apparues' marked incorrect?

The lesson says:

Conjugations of APPARAÎTRE (to appear) in Le Passé

Composé (Indicatif) in French

j'/je

 suis apparu(e)

tu

 es apparu(e)

il / elle / on

 est apparu(e)(s)

nous

 sommes apparu(e)s


Asked 3 months ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Jenny-Anne,

If you mean the quiz question -

How would you say "Then we appeared on the screen

The correct answer was -

 Both sentences are correct 

as you can say

Puis, nous sommes apparus 

and 

Puis nous avons apparus

Hope this answers your query.

 

JimC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Bonjour Jenny-Anne,

I suspect that you have not included the auxiliary (avoir) version.

"French verb apparaître is very unusual in Le Passé Composé (Indicatif), in that it can take either avoir or être as its auxiliary."

Otherwise, I cannot fault what you have written for nous sommes apparu(e)s

Bonne journée

Jim

Why was 'nous sommes apparues' marked incorrect?

The lesson says:

Conjugations of APPARAÎTRE (to appear) in Le Passé

Composé (Indicatif) in French

j'/je

 suis apparu(e)

tu

 es apparu(e)

il / elle / on

 est apparu(e)(s)

nous

 sommes apparu(e)s


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