J'ai une question: A-t-elle joué avec son frère?

KazukoB2Kwiziq community member

J'ai une question: A-t-elle joué avec son frère?

Shouldn't "joué" be "jouée," as the subject is elle?

Asked 3 years ago
LauraKwiziq team memberCorrect answer
Bonjour Kazuko,

No, there's only agreement with the subject when the helping verb is être - see Agreeing past participle with subject's gender and number with (+ être) verbs in Le Passé Composé
KazukoB2Kwiziq community member
Oh, j'ai apprendu quelque chose de nouveau! Merci!
ClaudiaA1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Isn't Joué a verb? Therefore it does not take a feminine form. Isn't it so?

LauraKwiziq team member

Bonjour Claudia,

Joué is a past participle, and past participles do take a feminine form, which is called "agreement." There are different types of agreement depending on the verb.

In this case, the only time joué requires agreement is when it's preceded by a direct object; for example, J'aime la musique que tu as jouée.

You can learn more about this here: Special cases when the past participle agrees (in number & gender) when used with 'avoir' in Le Passé Composé

KayodeB2Kwiziq community member

No. Because the auxiliary verb is not être.  It is avoir. 

J'ai une question: A-t-elle joué avec son frère?

Shouldn't "joué" be "jouée," as the subject is elle?

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