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Je me suis demandé

Why is "I asked myself" "je me suis demandé", but I asked him/her "je lui ai demandé"? Why does one use être and the other avoir?

April 16, 2018



They are not the same verbs "se demander" is a reflexive verb and you have to use the auxiliary verb "être" for the past tense . " demander " is a normal verb and therefore you use the auxiliary verb "avoir" for the past tense.


Ça a du sens. Merci !

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