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1 of 21 © Boardworks Ltd 2006 The perfect tense with avoir For talking about what you have done (the past tense)

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1 1 of 21 © Boardworks Ltd 2006 The perfect tense with avoir For talking about what you have done (the past tense)

2 © Boardworks Ltd of 21 Can you match the infinitives below with their English meaning? Try to predict the answers, then click your mouse to show the correct answers. Also try to predict the je form of the perfect tense for each verb. Infinitive parler trouver porter danser travailler dessiner Meaning to draw to dance to speak to find to wear to work Meaning to speak to find to wear to dance to work to draw Meaning I spoke I found I wore I danced I worked I drew Perfect tense j’ai parlé j’ai trouvé j’ai porté j’ai dansé j’ai travaillé j’ai dessiné Meaning Introduction to the perfect tense with avoir

3 © Boardworks Ltd of 21 1) The present tense of avoir 2) The past participle. When we use it to make the perfect tense, we call avoir the auxiliary verb. The second verb ending in -é (joué / mangé etc.) is called the past participle. Introduction to the perfect tense with avoir J’ai joué au hockey. The perfect tense is made up of: aijoué

4 © Boardworks Ltd of 21 J’ Tu Il Elle On Nous Vous Ils Elles ai as a a a avons avez ont mangé I ate You ate He ate She ate We ate You ate They ate Revising avoir 1 Obviously, you will sometimes want to talk about someone other than yourself! It might be a good idea to remind yourself of all the different parts of avoir.

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