Vous êtes arriv________ en retard.

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Vous êtes arriv________ en retard.

How can "vous êtes arriv________ en retard" ever be "Vous êtes arrivé or arrivée en retard". It can surely only be "vous êtes arrivés" or "vous êtes arrivées en retard"??

Asked 11 months ago
ShreyA1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

Hi Simon,

Here,you can write 'Vous êtes arrivé/arrivée' also.

This is because the pronom "Vous" is used for two cases-

1.To refer to an adult (in a singular way)

2.To refer to a group of people (in a plural way)

So depending on the context ,

You may also use 'Vous' with 'arrivé/arrivée' if the sentence talks about a singular person

Hope this helps

-Varsha 

SimonB1Kwiziq community member
Thanks Varsha! I should have known that! 

Vous êtes arriv________ en retard.

How can "vous êtes arriv________ en retard" ever be "Vous êtes arrivé or arrivée en retard". It can surely only be "vous êtes arrivés" or "vous êtes arrivées en retard"??

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