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Éteindre exists in a reflexive and a none-reflexive form: J’éteins la lumière: I switch the light off. Passé composé: J’ai éteint la lumière. J’appuie sur le bouton: la lumière s’éteint: I press the button, the light goes off. Passé composé: J’ai appuyé sur le bouton: la lumière s’est éteinte. So the form to use with the passé composé dépends on what you ...


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All reflexive verbs use être in passé composé. So in the case of éteindre, if you put the light out, you'd say: Tu a éteint la lumière. But when the same sentence is reconstructed reflexively, use être instead of avoir: La lumière s'est éteinte (note also the gender being marked). This is a nice summary of when to use avoir vs être and covers the ...


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Yes, agreement is necessary, but according to the rules, which means that the place of the object determines whether aggreement is made or not. Quelle route a-t-elle prise ? but Elle a pris quelle route ? Quelle voiture a-t-il choisie ? but Il a choisi quelle voiture ? Quelles cérémonies a-t-il vues ? but Il a vu quelles cérémonies ? You must write "Quels ...


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The simple answer that would have sufficed regarding the meaning of "en train de" is "in the process of" That is my two cents bit/explanation Students seldom understand the difference between verbs of perception ...seeing..smelling..touching...and stative verbs.


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