monter with être/avoir


Kwiziq community member

27 April 2016

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monter with être/avoir

Les explorateurs ont monté la colline / Les explorateurs sont montés sur la colline. Do these mean the same thing?

This question relates to:
French lesson "Monter can be used with avoir or être in Le Passé Composé... and changes meaning"


Kwiziq language super star

27 April 2016


Bonjour Joakim, Yes, they do. Normally, the meaning with avoir vs être is a bit different, but in this case, the end result is the same.


Kwiziq language super star

9 September 2016


Here the nuance is of perspective:

"Ils ont monté la colline" is focusing on the process of going up the hill.

"Ils sont montés sur la colline" is more about the end result of being on top of the hill.

In the end, as Laura said, it's quite similar !

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