down the stairs to the basement?

down the stairs to the basement?

If instead of just going down to the basement to fetch a bottle of wine, she went down THE STAIRS to the basement to fetch the bottle, would you conjugate descendre with etre or avoir?

Walter B.

Asked 7 months ago
ChrisC1Correct answer

It would require avoir, because les escaliers are the direct object and descendre is used as a transitive verb.

J'ai descendu les escaliers à la cave.

That's how I would say it.

Thanks, Chris.

Walter

down the stairs to the basement?

If instead of just going down to the basement to fetch a bottle of wine, she went down THE STAIRS to the basement to fetch the bottle, would you conjugate descendre with etre or avoir?

Walter B.

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