Quand tu m'as appelé

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Tamani

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19 September 2017

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Quand tu m'as appelé

Should it not be "quand tu m'es appélé?

This relates to:
J'allais + infinitive = I was going to (Le Futur Proche in the past) -

Ron

Kwiziq community member

19 September 2017

19/09/17

Bonsoir Tamani,

No, in this case, «m'as appelé» is the correct syntax, the reason being that it is NOT a reflexive verb. Instead «m' = me» functions as a direct object pronoun, who were you going to call --> me.
If, on the other hand, you were telling someone your name, one would say Je m'appelle . . . or Il s'est appelé . . .--> he called himself. . . or more correctly «he is named».
It is very easy to confuse the use of direct object pronouns with the reflexive verbs; however, this is something that you will learn with time.

J'espère que ma réponse vous aidera.
Bonne chance et bonne continuation dans vos études en français, la langue de Molière et qui a été utilisé par le monde depuis l’époque d’Hugues Capet

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