I am struggling with this too

I am struggling with this too

I always learnt that: " I went up the ladder was" took the verb "être"

Je suis allée jusqu'a l'echelle

Why is it in your example with "avoir". "I went up the stairs"

"J'ai monté les escaliers"??

Asked 6 months ago
CécileKwiziq language super starCorrect answer

Hi Patty,

Indeed with ‘échelle’ you will use ‘être’ as in -

Je suis monté à l’échelle/ Je suis monté sur une échelle 

But in the case on ‘monter les escaliers’ , ‘les escaliers’ is the direct object of ‘monter’ which makes the verb transitive requiring it to take ‘avoir’.

Very confusing I know....

I am struggling with this too

I always learnt that: " I went up the ladder was" took the verb "être"

Je suis allée jusqu'a l'echelle

Why is it in your example with "avoir". "I went up the stairs"

"J'ai monté les escaliers"??

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