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Nitpicking correction to the text

Don

Kwiziq community member

7 November 2017

6 replies

Nitpicking correction to the text

Where you write "In order to turn a sentence from active to passive voice, the tense of the auxiliary être must be the same as the tense of the main verb of the active sentence," shouldn't you instead say "the auxiliary VERB" or "the auxiliary VERB ÊTRE/AVOIR", especially since the examples that follow use "avoir" and not "être."

This relates to:
Forming La Voix Passive with compound tenses (passive voice) -

Jim

Kwiziq community member

7 November 2017

7/11/17

Hi Don,
In the examples, avoir is not used in the passive voice, it is in the active voice only.
As I read it no correction is required. Être is used in the passive voice.
Let's see if Aurélie is in agreement.
Hope this helps.
Alan

Chris

Kwiziq community member

7 November 2017

7/11/17

I concur. Only êtreq is used in the passive voice.

-- Chris.

Aurélie

Kwiziq language super star

7 November 2017

7/11/17

Bonjour à tous !

Yes, the auxiliary verb for the passive voice is always "être" :)

Bonne journée !

Sue

Kwiziq community member

25 January 2018

25/01/18

First word in statement and answer vary between LES and DES.....very minor but gets marked as wrong!

Jim

Kwiziq community member

25 January 2018

25/01/18

Hi Sue,
Yes! They do vary because the active subject becomes the passive object and the active object the passive subject.
So the Articles change accordingly -- does this help to answer your point?
Regards,
Alan

Aurélie

Kwiziq language super star

30 January 2018

30/01/18

Bonjour Don and Sue !

@Don : I think your confusion comes from the fact that être itself takes the auxiliary avoir in compound tenses, but in these examples, it is indeed être which is used (and conjugated) in the passive voice :)


@Sue : Could you tell me what sentence it was ? I had a look through the questions, and I haven't found any where the article changes between the two voices.


Bonne journée à tous !

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