Verbs ending in -oudre with past participles ending in -u in French

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Verbs ending in -oudre with past participles ending in -u

The verbs moudre (to grind), coudre (to sew), and résoudre (to resolve) have past participles that end in -u. To create them, take the root of the NOUS form in the present tense and add -U. Examples: résoudre (to resolve) → Nous résolvons (we resolve)→ résolu (resolved); coudre (to sew) → nous cousons (we sew)→ cousu (sewn). They are conjugated in the passé composé in the following way :

résoudre en
J'ai résolu
Tu as résolu
Il a résolu/elle a résolu
Nous avons résolu
Vous avez résolu
Ils ont résolu/elles ont résolu
coudre en
J'ai cousu
Tu as cousu
Il a cousu/elle a cousu
Nous avons cousu
Vous avez cousu
Ils ont cousu/elles ont cousu

L’inspecteur a résolu le mystère du triple meurtre. The inspector resolved the mystery of the triple murder.

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