why is "vaincu" conjugated to past when its already after a conjugated verb ? shouldn't it just be "vaincre"

JamesC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

why is "vaincu" conjugated to past when its already after a conjugated verb ? shouldn't it just be "vaincre"

Asked 1 year ago
CélineKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Bonjour James,

"s'avouer vaincu" (= to admit defeat) is a fixed expression where the past participle 'vaincu' is used as an adjective.

I hope this is helpful.

Bonne journée !

 

ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

If you post the entire sentence, I can help you. Otherwise I would need to go to the exercise and do the exercise until I get to the point where you have a question. Then come back and answer your questions. Sometimes that's just too much bother and your question remains unanswered.

why is "vaincu" conjugated to past when its already after a conjugated verb ? shouldn't it just be "vaincre"

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