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Passe compose - avoir agreement

*Etre always agrees with the subject, but avoir does not agree with the subject.

Apparently, there is an agreement with avoir if the object is before the verb, for example if you use le/la to mean it. Also, there is no agreement if there isn't a direct object.

Any other rules?

*excluding pronominal verbs

September 4, 2017



I think "etre" comes mostly with intransitive verbs (all of them are not intransitive), and some of the verbs are about movements (leaving, coming, going..). Avoir comes mostly with transitive verbs (all of them are not transitive like "j'ai eu une voiture"). Tell me if I am wrong.


I know about that but I'm asking about when avoir agrees, because I'm not sure about the rules about avoir agreement. Thank you for the response though. Your information is correct.


I'm going to steal one of MarcD50's posts to answer this one. I would suggest, just see this: https://imgur.com/holAUjQ


Etre always agrees with the subject

I just want to add that rules are different with pronominal verbs, which use être. It doesn't always agree. Don't worry about it too much if you're still a beginner, but your statement above about être needs an asterisk. (More sentences with pronominal verbs in the passé composé have yet to be added in the Duo course.)



Thanks for this information! I edited it.


when le passe compose is used after the relative pronoun que, and when there is a direct object pronoun in le passe compose avec l'auxiliaire avoir

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