Key points: pronominal verbs
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Pronominal verbs are used quite frequently in French, often with no particular reflexive or reciprocal meaning. You have already seen ( Day 12 , Section I) that in compound tenses they take the auxiliary être and yesterday ( Day 14 , Section III) you looked at the question of past participle agreement with relation to these verbs. Today, you will be focusing on other questions of usage: When and why you need to use a pronominal verb and the appropriate choice of verb form to describe a state as opposed to an action. In a couple of days’ time ( Day 17 , Section II) you will look at a further question of usage – how a pronominal verb may be used to express a passive idea.