The agreement of the past participle in compound tenses in French

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The agreement of the past participle in compound tenses

Reminder : The compound past tense (as le passé composé) is formed in 2 parts: the auxiliary verb (avoir or être) + the past participle of the main verb.
J’ai mangé une grenouille. I ate a frog.
Je suis sorti depuis une heure. I have been out for an hour.
As a general rule, the spelling of past participle remains unchanged for verbs taking the auxiliary avoir.
Il a mangé / elle a mangé / nous avons mangé / ils ont mangé
Il a fait / elle a fait / nous avons fait / vous avez fait / elles ont fait
When the verb takes être, the past participle agrees with the subject : feminine ‘+ e’, plural ‘+ s’, feminine ‘+ es’.
Il est parti / Elle est partie / Ils sont partis / Elles sont parties
Il est tombé / elle est tombée / nous sommes tombés / elles sont tombées

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