Pronoun / adjective agreement

TomC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Pronoun / adjective agreement

I am looking at this sentence - 'la procédure d'adoption s'est avérée encore plus éprouvante que nous l'avions envisagé' - and wondering why 'envisagé' doesn't agree with the 'l' that comes before it - assuming that pronoun is feminine because it refers back to 'la procédure'...?

Asked 3 months ago
MaartenC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

I think the “l’ “ refers to the previously stated idea preceding ‘que’, not just to the noun ‘la procedure’.

Using neuter pronouns le or l' to refer to previously mentioned ideas (French Direct Object Pronouns)

JimC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Hi Tom,

Agreed!

I think that it should "That we had envisaged that IT would"

Bonne Journée

Jim

Pronoun / adjective agreement

I am looking at this sentence - 'la procédure d'adoption s'est avérée encore plus éprouvante que nous l'avions envisagé' - and wondering why 'envisagé' doesn't agree with the 'l' that comes before it - assuming that pronoun is feminine because it refers back to 'la procédure'...?

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