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Copy of Passe Compose Andrew S.

How passe compose is learned and understood by me. My passe compose mind map.

Rachel Shannon

on 18 November 2013

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Transcript of Copy of Passe Compose Andrew S.

Passé Composé
How to use passé composé
Step 1 - Use an auxilary verb
Avoir in most cases;
J'ai Nous avons
Tu as Vous avez
Il a Ils ont
Elle a Elles ont
On a
Step 2 - Use the past participle
Auxilary verbs change as follows -
er to é
ir to i
re to u

Être - Watch out for a few irregulars;
Venir - Venu (same for devenir/revenir)
Naître - Né
Mourir - Mort (All the others follow the same pattern)
For all verbs conjugated with Être, agreement is necessary - Add an 'e' if feminine/Add an 's' if plural
Examples of regular 'er' verbs
J'ai mangé du pain.
I ate bread.
Nous avons parlé.
We spoke.
Examples of regular 'ir' and 're' verbs
Elle a choisi une parapluie.
She chose an umbrella.
Vous avez vendu la maison.
You sold the house.
When will I ever use the passé composé?
Passé composé is used when describing completed actions in the past.
Examples of passé composé that are reflexive
Je me suis révéillé(e) très tôt.
I woke up very early.
Être in other cases (list of 15 verbs) and reflexive verbs always take Être
Je suis Nous sommes
Tu est Vous êtes
Il est Ils sont
Elle est Elles sont
On est
Using the Question Form
Question form can be as simple as adding a question mark.
Tu as mangé?
As-tu mangé?
Est-ce que tu as mangé?
Negative Past Tense
Here are some common irregular verbs.
Common Irregular Verbs
être - été
avoir - eu
Boire - bu
faire - fait
mettre - mis
voir - vu
Negative; the 'ne' is placed before the auxiliary verb and the 'pas' is placed after it.
Je n'ai pas mangé l'ananas.
Elle n'a pas dancé.
Nous ne sommes pas tombés.
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