Why do you not add an s to retourné when you say - vous y êtes retourné?

CatrionaC1Kwiziq community member

Why do you not add an s to retourné when you say - vous y êtes retourné?

I thought that when you use être the pp always agrees with the subject. 
Asked 1 year ago
ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

Vous y êtes retourné refers to a single person in formal "you". 

Vous y êtes retournés addresses a group of people, hence plural and hence retournés

CécileKwiziq team member

Hi Catriona,

Without the context it is hard to tell.

Vous can be singular or plural...

CatrionaC1Kwiziq community member
Thanks for pointing this out. I have always been adding the s to the pp when using être as the auxiliary verb and the vous form regardless of whether singular or plural. Oops!  

Why do you not add an s to retourné when you say - vous y êtes retourné?

I thought that when you use être the pp always agrees with the subject. 

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