"It's one of the most difficult rules. I think a lot of french natives (the big majority) can't give the whole rule. I can't.
I learnt some subtleties of theses rules when my children learnt french grammar."
"I suppose those of us who have had to learn French as a second language are keener to hold onto the rules ,given the effort we put into learning them in the first place.
I would feel very uncomfortable saying ( well certainly writing )…"
"L'accord du participe passé avec l'auxiliaire avoir..... toute une aventure...
Le verbe s'accorde avec le COD lorsque le COD est placé avant le verbe. (Il y a cependant des exceptions et la possibilité de faire…"
"Thank you, everyone, for your replies. I heard "marche blanche" on the French news in relation to the incident Chantal mentions. And Alan is quite right: I called the post "Pas une nuit blanche" because "une nuit…"
Now when something, very hard, violent, unfair, dramatic .... append ( for exemple when a child is murdered, ...) a lot of people get together with the family of the victim and walk in a silent march. They are dressed in white. They have…"