Leurs témoignages ___ont paru_____ louches à la police. This is Q 6 — why is the adjective in agreement with the subject?

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Leurs témoignages ___ont paru_____ louches à la police. This is Q 6 — why is the adjective in agreement with the subject?

Asked 1 year ago
AurélieKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Bonjour Katie !

Excellent question!
Here the answer is relatively simple: in French, adjectives agree with the noun they're referring to, even though they can sometimes be separated by 1.punctuation, 2.adverb or in such a case, by an actual 3.verb :)

1.
Fatiguée Aline a décidé de faire une sieste.
Tired, Aline decided to take a nap.

2. 
J'admire un paysage absolument  magnifique.
I'm admiring an absolutely magnificent landscape.

3.
Mes cousines sont  gentilles.
My cousins are kind.

Verbs whose complement refers to their subject are called verbes d'état in French.

I hope that's helpful!
Bonne journée !

Leurs témoignages ___ont paru_____ louches à la police. This is Q 6 — why is the adjective in agreement with the subject?

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