Reflexive verbs - pronoun goes before the auxiliary in the...

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Reflexive verbs are actions that the subject performs on itself, either literally or idiomatically. "se raser" = to shave oneself "s'amuser" = to have fun For the sentence to involve reflexives, as opposed to a direct object, the subject must match the object pronoun. je me rase nous nous rasons tu te rases vous vous rasez il/elle se rase ils/elles se rasent Negation: pronoun sticks with the verb inside the negation Je ne me rase pas . Vous ne vous lavez pas les mains. Passé Composé: reflexive verbs use “être” as their auxiliary; the
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Unformatted text preview: pronoun goes before the auxiliary in the sentence. The past participle must agree in gender & number with the subject Je me suis amuse (e). Elle sest couche. Ils ne se sont pas maquills. Future: aller comes before the pronoun. The reflexive verb stays in the infinitive, however the pronoun changes to reflect the subject. Je vais mhabiller. Nous allons nous coucher. Elles ne vont pas se reposer. Imparfait: reflexive verbs in the imperfect act the same as they do in the present. Je me levais. Tu te rveillais. Ils ne sennuyaient pas....
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This note was uploaded on 08/23/2011 for the course FR 506 taught by Professor Hythecker during the Spring '10 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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