Reflexive Verbs and Commands

Reflexive Verbs and - • Nous nous sommes peigné(e)s(We combed our hair • Vous vous êtes coiffé(e(s(You didn't do your hair • Ils se sont

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Reflexive Verbs and Commands In a negative command, the reflexive pronoun directly precedes the verb:  Ne te lève pas!  (Don't get  up!)  In an affirmative command, the reflexive pronoun follows the verb and is attached to it by a hyphen.  In familiar commands,  te  becomes  toi  after the verb:  Lève-toi! Levez-vous!  (Get up!)  Reflexive Verbs and Compound Tenses In compound tenses like the  passé composé , reflexive verbs use  être  as their helping (auxiliary)  verb. The reflexive pronoun remains before the conjugated helping form of  être , as follows:  Je me suis lavé(e) . (I washed myself.)  Tu t'es préparé(e) . (You didn't get ready.)  Il s'est rasé . (He shaved.)  Elle s'est couchée . (Didn't she go to bed?) 
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Unformatted text preview: • Nous nous sommes peigné(e)s . (We combed our hair.) • Vous vous êtes coiffé(e)(s) . (You didn't do your hair.) • Ils se sont impatientés . (They became impatient.) • Elles se sont maquillées . (They put on their makeup.) When the reflexive pronoun is used as a direct object, as in “Whom did they wash? Themselves! ” the past participle agrees with the reflexive pronoun: Ils se sont lavés . (They washed themselves.) When the reflexive pronoun is used as an indirect object (“To/for whom did they wash something? For themselves!”), the past participle shows no agreement: Ils se sont lavé la figure . (They washed their faces.)...
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This note was uploaded on 11/09/2011 for the course FR 101 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at Texas State.

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