As with the references, if you are referring to men and women in groups, just keep the subject and past male participation. Again, do you agree? Give me a wink, a nod or a thumbs up when I`m on something. Direct object pronouns have the same function in French as in English, with some important distinctions. The most remarkable thing is that, while in English the direct object always comes according to the verb, in French it always comes before the imperative, as we talked about in a previous lesson): as soon as you start telling a story about yesterday, well. It`s going to be difficult. One must pay attention to more than the normal subject-verb agreement. Sometimes verbs have to match in another way. It is a verb composed of a conjugated auxiliary verb (to be or to have) and the past participation of the verb. If there is a direct object that is the recipient of the action, the compliance rules are the same as for having: the passed partition corresponds to the direct object when it is placed in front of the verb and does not match when it is placed after. As with verbs to be, all passive conjugations require conformity with the subject. A direct object pronoun is the pronoun (me, you, us, him, she, he, she, her), which represents the person or thing the subject is heading to. This may seem complicated, hence some examples in English to illustrate that this also applies only to the pronouns of singular direct objects.

For plural pronouns, just think of the over-conformity of numbers. In the following examples, the reading refers to both the masculine plural and the feminine plural Fries, and it does not change until a verb beginning with a vowel: The rules of concordance of past participation vary. Verbs and subjects are as follows: verbs and subjects correspond to gender and number. You may have already noticed this trend in the three examples above. As I have already explained, verbs must correspond to the subject when using to be compound in the past, both in number and sex. If you read a story in the past and see the conjugated form of being, you should expect a verb chord to be coming. The only other tricky aspect of French direct object pronouns occurs in the past (compound past). If you have a singular, feminine, plural, or masculine direct object pronoun in front of a verb in the compound past, you need to make sure that the past participation corresponds in number and gender with the noun you are referring to: the assembled past forms are verbs that require two parts, the uselessness and past participation of the main distribution. For example, in the sentence I ate (I ate), have (have) the verb helping and ate (eaten) is the past participation of the main verb. There is no match between gender or number. That`s good news, isn`t it? If you use imperfect, you don`t have to worry about the concordance of French verbs in terms of numbers or genders! Bless yourself, imperfect, you are so much easier than the compound past….