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Reflexive Verbs in Passé Composé French 2, Chapter 5.

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1 Reflexive Verbs in Passé Composé French 2, Chapter 5

2 Formation Reflexive verbs use ETRE as the auxillary verb in past tense. They also use the reflexive pronoun just like they did in present tense. This is how they will start: Reflexive verbs use ETRE as the auxillary verb in past tense. They also use the reflexive pronoun just like they did in present tense. This is how they will start: Je me suisNous nous sommes Je me suisNous nous sommes Tu tesVous vous êtes Tu tesVous vous êtes Il/elle sestIls/elles se sont Il/elle sestIls/elles se sont

3 Formation, contd Follow each form of ETRE with a past participle. Same rules apply as with regular past tense: Follow each form of ETRE with a past participle. Same rules apply as with regular past tense: er é er é ir i ir i re u re u

4 Agreement: You will add agreement (masc/fem, sing/plural) to the past participle when the reflexive does not take a direct object: You will add agreement (masc/fem, sing/plural) to the past participle when the reflexive does not take a direct object: EX: Je me suis lavée. (I am a girl) EX: Je me suis lavée. (I am a girl) BUT: Je me suis lavé les mains. (I washed my hands – hands is a DO) BUT: Je me suis lavé les mains. (I washed my hands – hands is a DO) /e ses

5 EXCEPTIONS: Some reflexive verbs are also REGULAR verbs – watch out! They are only reflexive when the action is performed upon the self. Some reflexive verbs are also REGULAR verbs – watch out! They are only reflexive when the action is performed upon the self. EX: laver – EX: laver – elle sest lavée; elle a lavé le chien (*If it s part of your body, it s reflexive)

6 NEGATIVES When making a past tense reflexive NEGATIVE, follow this pattern: When making a past tense reflexive NEGATIVE, follow this pattern: Subject, NE, reflexive pronoun, form of être, PAS, past participle Subject, NE, reflexive pronoun, form of être, PAS, past participle EX: je ne me suis pas lavé (e) EX: je ne me suis pas lavé (e) With inversion: With inversion: Ne tes-tu pas lavé (e) ? Ne tes-tu pas lavé (e) ?


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