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French grammar - Dual-verb sentences with reflexive verbs

Dual-verb sentences with reflexive verbs

When a reflexive verb is used in the infinitive after another verb, the reflexive pronoun should agree with the subject of the sentence.

Examples:
Est-ce que je peux m'allonger un peu ?
Can I lay down a bit?

me agrees with je

s'allonger means 'to lie down'

Bien sûr, tu peux t'allonger un peu si tu le souhaites.
Of course, you can lie down a bit if you want.

te agrees with tu

souhaiter (verb) means 'to wish' or 'to hope for'

Ils veulent se marier cet été.
They want to get married this summer.

se agrees with ils

Je n'aime pas me lever tôt.
I don't like getting up early.

me agrees with je

Il n'aime pas se lever tôt.
He doesn't like to get up early.

se agrees with il

Elle veut se brosser les cheveux.
She wants to brush her horses.

se agrees with elle

Il aime se vanter beaucoup tout le temps.
He likes to brag a lot all the time.

se agrees with il

se vanter (verb) means 'to brag'

Comment pouvons-nous nous sauver de ce cauchemar ?
How can we save ourselves from this nightmare?

nous agrees with nous

se sauver (verb) means 'to save oneself'

cauchemar (m) means 'nightmare'

Les enfants, pouvez-vous aller vous amuser et ne pas me déranger ?
Children - can you amuse yourself and not bother me?

vous agrees with vous

s'amuser' means 'to amuse oneself' or 'to enjoy oneself'

Ils veulent s'excuser pour leur mauvais comportement.
They want to apologize for their bad behavior.

se agrees with ils

comportement (m) means 'behavior'

Pourquoi tu ne veux pas te coucher trop tard ?
Why don't you (familiar) want to go to bed too late.

te agrees with tu

Nous ne voulons pas nous trouver dans une situation difficile.
We don't want to find ourselves in a difficult situation.

nous agrees with nous