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19 April 2016
Vous êtes entré OR vous êtes entrés?
Shouldn't it be vous êtes entrés?
This question relates to:French lesson "Entrer can be used with avoir or être in Le Passé Composé... and changes meaning"
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Bonjour Chiara !Thanks for your question on the site. I understand your confusion but here is the explanation: ''vous'' can, as you know, be used both for plural you, and for polite, formal you. In the second case, it has a singular meaning, as it relates to a single person.So in le Passé Composé, when you use the formal 'vous', it will agree with the single person it refers to: it was the case here, therefore ''Vous êtes entré [...]''.Moreover, in different contexts, you could also encounter the plural versions ''Vous êtes entrés'' or ''Vous êtes entrées'' (for a whole woman group), as well as the feminine version ''Vous êtes entrée''. I hope that's helpful.
9 February 2018
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