Pronominal verbs in the passé composé in French

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Pronominal verbs in the passé composé

Reminder: Pronominal verbs (sometimes known as reflexive verbs) are conjugated with a reflexive pronoun (me, te, se, nous and vous).
In le passé composé tense, pronominal verbs are always conjugated with the auxiliary verb être. The reflexive pronoun is placed before the auxiliary verb.
se laver en
Je me suis lavé
Tu t’es lavé
Il s’est lavé/elle s’est lavée
Nous nous sommes lavés
Vous vous êtes lavés
Ils se sont lavés/elles se sont lavées
se souvenir en
Je me suis souvenu
Tu t’es souvenu
Il s’est souvenu/elle s’est souvenue
Nous nous sommes souvenus
Vous vous êtes souvenus
Ils se sont souvenus/elles se sont souvenues
se demander en
Je me suis demandé
Tu t’es demandé
Il s’est demandé/elle s’est demandé
Nous nous sommes demandé
Vous vous êtes demandé
Ils se sont demandé/elles se sont demandé
Note: Unlike with other verbs which take the auxiliary être in le passé composé tense, pronominal verbs don’t always agree with the subject.
Elles se sont lavées. They washed themselves.
Elles se sont parlé. They spoke with each other.
Last thing! When the verb isn’t pronominal, the verb avoir must be used as an auxiliary.
Elle t’a blessé la main She hurt your hand (verb = blesser)
Elle s’est blessé la main She hurt her hand (verb = se blesser)

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