yes. When using the passato prossimo, the past participles of verbs that have "essere" as the auxiliary verb have their endings changed to agree in gender and number with the subject.
Thank you a lot. So, this would be ok, right: "lei ha (or l' ha) mangiato la mela"?
Lei ha mangiato la mela is fine for She has eaten the apple. For she has eaten it (meaning the apple) it would be Lei l'ha mangiata (I think) Since mangiare uses the avere as auxiliary verb rather than essere so only if you had the pronoun does the past participle agree with the subject/pronoun.
Thank you. So, as I understand it, in sentences like "I have......this." the past participle has to agree with the subject only if we use the verb essere, and in sentences like "I have....it." the past participle has to agree regardless if we use essere or avere, right?
So what would be different if it was 'He has gone into the restaurant" possibly 'entrato nel restaurant'?
I struggle with transitive, and intransitive verbs, could someone please explain to me how this is intransitive? I thought that because she's entering somewhere that would be the direct object making it transitive, is this incorrect? does it have to be literally receiving the verb? I would appreciate if someone would help me with this thanks a lot.
As far as I know the verb "to enter" is transitive most of the times (like in this example, I think). What happens here is that there is another rule to apply when it comes to passato prossimo: verbs that imply movement form their passato prossimo with the verb "essere". So I would say that, yes, if the verb is transitive we would use "avere", but not always, such as when they imply movement.
thank you so much, I did read that there's some sort of rule with certain verbs, but it wasn't explained so that I could really understand it, but you've cleared it up for me, grazie a mille! =)
Prego. I am sure you will come across some others explanations around, and more detailed than this one!
A useful clue here is a preposition in front of the noun means it's not a direct object and without a direct object it's not transitive.
Why ? she entered the restaurant . I wrote He entered the restaurant . Duolingo said wrong !