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Why "On est passés par la?

ChristopherC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Why "On est passés par la?

For the question:
On ________ passés par là ? Did we pass this way?
the answer is On siesta passes par la?   Why isn't it On est passé par là?   
The plural passes seems wrong to me.
Asked 3 months ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Christopher,

You might find N Hilary's detailed answer to a similar question interesting -

 

https://kwiziq.learnfrenchwithalexa.com/questions/view/follow-on-qu-on-etait-eberlues

As we were telling you to say - 

Did WE pass this way?

the past participle agrees in the plural.

Hope this helps!

ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

The plural is correct because on refers to a group ("we").

 

Why "On est passés par la?

For the question:
On ________ passés par là ? Did we pass this way?
the answer is On siesta passes par la?   Why isn't it On est passé par là?   
The plural passes seems wrong to me.

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