Préparée?

DrewC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Préparée?

"et je m'étais préparé une journée aux petits oignons." 

Since the speaker/narrator is clearly a women, wouldn't the sentence be...

"et je m'étais préparée une journée aux petits oignons." ???

Asked 4 months ago
ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

That's a good point, but the answer is still: no, préparé is correct, even if the speaker is a woman.

The explanation is that the true COD in this sentence is une journée and NOT me (this being a reflexive pronoun). Since the COD comes after the participle, the participle remains in the male form.

 

DrewC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Ok, but then why "les nuages se sont écartés?"

ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Les nuages se sont écartés. Here the COD "se" is before the participle.

Préparée?

"et je m'étais préparé une journée aux petits oignons." 

Since the speaker/narrator is clearly a women, wouldn't the sentence be...

"et je m'étais préparée une journée aux petits oignons." ???

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