passé composé: j'ai achetées
I tried to test out and I failed miserably, thanks to a little inconsistency.
Apparently, when the object of the verb comes before the verb, then the passé form behaves like an adjective, or a verb with 'etre' in passé composé.
Examples with 'acheter des robes':
- J'ai acheté des robes noires.
--> 2. Les robes que j'ai achetées sont noires.
That's clear, but when I say it with a pronoun like this:
- 'J'ai des robes noires. Je les ai acheté hier.'
--> shouldn't I say: 4. 'Je les ai achetées hier.'
I knew about this rule (vaguely, because I rarely had to use it), but in the test, I was corrected quite inconsistently and I'm now confused. Which of these four sentences is wrong?
Yes, in this context it would be "je les ai achetées hier". Did Duolingo tell you it was wrong ?
Yes, it said it was wrong. But it also didn't correct me at the first time, when I honestly forgot about this rule. Then it corrected my wrong answer, then it corrected my good answer, so the next time, i deliberately gave the wrong answer, which, of course got corrected - and I quickly ran out of hearts this way. I also looked at the comments, but that didn't help much either. I wanted to report the mistakes too, but by that time, I got so confused that I didn't dare to do that either.
Thanks for the answer!
Bonjour sky_venom. you should not feel confused to make this report: "my answer should be accepted": https://support.duolingo.com/hc/en-us/articles/204752124-How-do-I-report-a-problem-with-a-sentence-or-translation- Bonne continuation.
But now, this is only what we can report : "2. Select an option depending on the issue you want to report. For example, you can pick "my answer should be accepted." This will highlight the possible mistake for the course contributors. "
Thanks! I know the report function, but I only use it when I'm certain that I'm right - I don't want to spam the contributors with false reports.
It's good of you, because surely in the past there have been abuses. But here you were right, there is a big mistake in this sentence : 1.J'ai des robes noires. Je les ai acheté hier
You are good in French for have it noticed !
You had a Duo question that was two sentences? I have never seen anything like your second example on Duo.
If you're certain it's wrong, report it. I rarely report things in the language I'm learning, though, because I'm always afraid I made some other little mistake. Like, I actually typed "Je les ai achetés hier", or something. Or "Je les a achetées hier." Or whatever. Sometimes the way they correct you is confusing and doesn't just highlight what you did wrong, but changes other things too.
No, I didn't have two sentences in one question, I just wrote it to give context.
I had several questions where I had to apply this rule, and I found the answers/corrections inconsistent, so I came here and wrote up a few examples, to clear away my confusion.
Like you, I don't want to report things I'm not certain about, and in this case, I wasn't sure which was and wasn't wrong by the end.
I'm just trying to get you to think clearly: https://www.francaisfacile.com/exercices/exercice-francais-2/exercice-francais-35623.php
Thanks! I get it now!