Using merci de.....

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Jack

Kwiziq community member

25 January 2019

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Using merci de.....

I'm reading an example using merci de with an action already done. It says to use Merci de + [Infinitif Passé] and gives the following example:

C'était très difficile, merci de m'avoir aidée.

Please, can you explain why aidée is feminine?

Cécile

Kwiziq language super star

26 January 2019

26/01/19

Hi Jack,

In that sentence, you would use ‘aidée’ (which refers to ‘me’) only if it was a woman speaking . If it was a man it would be ‘aidé .

Hope this helps!

Jack

Kwiziq community member

26 January 2019

26/01/19

Thanks Cécile, but I thought that, if the gender was not apparent, the masculine form was used.

Cécile

Kwiziq language super star

28 January 2019

28/01/19

You would know from the context and it will agree accordingly...

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