Agreement question

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Kwiziq community member

30 July 2018

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Agreement question

This question got marked "Incorrect" because the past participle didn't have the "e" at the end: Je félicitais Julie pour être parti à temps. The subject/actor in this sentence could be either male or female. Should the past participle agree with the indirect object ("Julie", in this case)? Or with the Subject, "Je"? If the agreement is with the subject, then either "partie" or "parti" would be correct.

Thanks! Greg

This question relates to:
French lesson "Pour être allé = Cause for going (complex expression)"


Kwiziq community member

31 July 2018


Hi Greg,

the accordance of the participle should be with Julie because être partie refers to Julie. I always thought Julie was a female first name. Hence partie instead of parti. 

-- Chris. 

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