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Passé Composé with être As we have already seen, in the passé composé, most verbs use avoir as the helping verb. However, some verbs use être instead.

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1 Passé Composé with être As we have already seen, in the passé composé, most verbs use avoir as the helping verb. However, some verbs use être instead.

2 How to conjugate être in the present: Je suisI am Tu esYou are Il/Elle/On estHe/She/One is Nous sommesWe are Vous êtesYou are Ils/Elles sontThey are

3 The following verbs form the passé composé with être. It is easier to learn them as pairs: aller/venirto go/to come arriver/partirto arrive/to leave entrer/sortirto enter/to go out monter/descendreto go up/to go down naître/mourirto be born/to die All the verbs made up of these verbs, e.g. rentrer, repartir, also use être, as do tomber, rester and retourner.

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7 Irregular past participles venir  naître  mourir  The rest of the être verbs are regular. venu né mort Il est né le 14 avril.

8 With verbs that use être as the helping verb, the past participle agrees with the subject (the person or thing doing the action).

9 Add -e if the subject is feminine Entrer  Elle est entrée

10 Add -s if the subject is masculine plural (or includes masculine and feminine) Arriver  Ils sont arrivés

11 Add –es if the subject is feminine plural Partir  elles sont parties

12 La forme négative Je suis entré dans la salle de classe. Je ne suis pas entré dans la salle de classe. The “ne…pas” goes around the helping verb.


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