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Hi i have a question about the perfect tense. When you have the past participle do you have to add plural agreements as well if you are talking about a plural noun and does this apply to irregular past participles as well such as bu?


For example I want to say "When we arrived"

Is it nous sommes arrivé?

or nous sommes arrivés?

Merci beaucoup et je voudrais quel q'un pour m'aider!
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You only add agreements if you’re using être as the auxiliary. For example: “nous sommes arrivés” is correct and “nous avons bu” is correct but adding an agreement to the second sentence would be incorrect
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You only add agreements if you’re using être as the auxiliary. For example: “nous sommes arrivés” is correct and “nous avons bu” is correct but adding an agreement to the second sentence would be incorrect
thank you. what dyu exactly mean by second sentence?
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thank you. what dyu exactly mean by second sentence?
I mean that in “nous avons bu” you can’t add agreements because that doesn’t work in French
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oh so if etre is the auxiliary we have to have agreements
but if avoir is the auxiliary we just have the past participle?

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I mean that in “nous avons bu” you can’t add agreements because that doesn’t work in French
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thank you. what dyu exactly mean by second sentence?
When you use the perfect tense with avoir, there is (usually) no agreement, so you write nous avons bu, not nous avons bus.

It gets a bit more complicated than that sometimes, but don't worry too much about that.
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so lets say nous avons pris is correct?

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When you use the perfect tense with avoir, there is (usually) no agreement, so you write nous avons bu, not nous avons bus.

It gets a bit more complicated than that sometimes, but don't worry too much about that.
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so lets say nous avons pris is correct?
Yeah that would be correct
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The perfect tense with avoir only adds agreements if the verb proceeds the noun. For example la banane que j’ai mangée has another e because banane is feminine. Or les chaussures qu’elles ont achetées adds an e and s because chaussures is feminine plural. If you used j’ai vu un film or le film que j’ai vu there’s no difference. Contrarily, être always agrees in the perfect tense, eg la fête s’est déroulée chez lui (the party was at his house) nous nous sommes rendus au cinéma (we went to the cinema) etc.
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perfect thank you so much!

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The perfect tense with avoir only adds agreements if the verb proceeds the noun. For example la banane que j’ai mangée has another e because banane is feminine. Or les chaussures qu’elles ont achetées adds an e and s because chaussures is feminine plural. If you used j’ai vu un film or le film que j’ai vu there’s no difference. Contrarily, être always agrees in the perfect tense, eg la fête s’est déroulée chez lui (the party was at his house) nous nous sommes rendus au cinéma (we went to the cinema) etc.
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thank you very much!

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Yeah that would be correct
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