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Why use passé compose and être here?

David C.B1Kwiziq community member

Why use passé compose and être here?

Nous sommes décidés à tenir nos bonnes résolutions

In this sentence "Nous sommes décidés" is passé composé right?

If so, why do we use this combination of être and décider?

I don't understand how we can just use être and passé composé like this.

Asked 4 years ago
Alan G.C1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

It is the present tense, but it's not the passive voice - in this case décidés is an adjective, it means "determined".

Chris W.C1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

No, it is present tense, and décidés is used as an adjective.

Chris W.C1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Yes, Alan is correct: of course it isn't passive voice (I edited my response accordingly.)

Why use passé compose and être here?

Nous sommes décidés à tenir nos bonnes résolutions

In this sentence "Nous sommes décidés" is passé composé right?

If so, why do we use this combination of être and décider?

I don't understand how we can just use être and passé composé like this.

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