Does a participle in this kind of sentence agree with an object or not?

TomC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Does a participle in this kind of sentence agree with an object or not?

She says, 'L'endroit qui m'a le plus marqué...' - why not 'marquée'?

Asked 10 months ago
CélineKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Bonjour Tom,

You are correct! Well spotted! As Chris explained: the direct object pronoun m' refers to the narrator (a woman) so it should be 'marquée'. It has now been fixed. 

Merci et bonne journée !

ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Good question, Tom. Since a woman is speaking and referring to herself ("me"), which is, at the same time, the COD in the sentence, I would also expect marquée.

JimC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Hi Tom,

I see "m'a le plus marqué" the object pronoun "me" as being indirect (to/on me).

So the concordance is with L'endroit (nm) therefore marqué.

Jim

Does a participle in this kind of sentence agree with an object or not?

She says, 'L'endroit qui m'a le plus marqué...' - why not 'marquée'?

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