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VivieneC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Work up an appetite

Why is this phrase conjugated with être instead of avoir? "Jusqu'à ce que nous soyons réouvert l'appétit" en place de "jusqu'à ce que nous ayons réouvert l'appétit."

Asked 8 months ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Viviene,

It is because the verb 'se réouvrir l'appétit'  is reflexive and takes être in the compound tenses.

Jusqu'à ce que nous nous soyons réouvert l'appétit

with the extra 'nous'.

Hope this helps!

HarryC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

It seems to me that Cécile hasn't really answered the question correctly. Of course être would be used with a reflexive verb, but the text has only one nous, so the verb doesn't appear to be used reflexively here. What am I missing?

CécileKwiziq team member

Hi Harry, 

I have checked the text and Viviene missed out one ‘nous’ in her question.

Work up an appetite

Why is this phrase conjugated with être instead of avoir? "Jusqu'à ce que nous soyons réouvert l'appétit" en place de "jusqu'à ce que nous ayons réouvert l'appétit."

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