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"Do you know who appeared during our party?"

Translation:Tu sais qui est apparu pendant notre fête ?

July 16, 2020



Why "est" and not "a", since apparaitre is conjugated with avoir?


Apparaître can use bot être and avoir for the passé composé. Here être is more natural, as there probably was no light flash or smoke cloud right before the appearance. It's just someone who arrived.


Here is a link from the Quebec Language Office, which notes the differences in use been avoir and être, but indicates the être is now more common. http://bdl.oqlf.gouv.qc.ca/bdl/gabarit_bdl.asp?id=3848


How many other verbs can use both être and avoir to form the past participle?

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