Passèrent was used with a family, "les Hobbits,"

K

Kwiziq community member

7 August 2017

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Passèrent was used with a family, "les Hobbits,"

I thought that the singular was to be used with a family. K

This question relates to:
French lesson "Conjugate all -er verbs in Le Passé simple (including aller)"

Ron

Kwiziq community member

8 August 2017

8/08/17

Bonjour K, I think the issue here is that «la famille» was not used in the phrase but Les Hobbits was. Had the question been, «la famille, les Hobbits» then the 3rd person singular «passa» would be used. I do not recall anything that I have studied stating if the nom de la famille is used, then it is understood to be «la famille» for conjugation purposes. Bonne chance,

K

Kwiziq community member

8 August 2017

8/08/17

Hi, Maybe the confusion came from something I vaguely remember related to Le Dupont being the Dupont family and that being singular. Thanks for the clarification K

Ron

Kwiziq community member

9 August 2017

9/08/17

Bien sûr pas de problème. Bonne chance,

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