Presentation on theme: "vous avez – you (pl/pol) have"— Presentation transcript:
1 vous avez – you (pl/pol) have THE PERFECT TENSEFormationThe Perfect Tense in French is formed of two parts:i) an AUXILIARY VERB ii) a PAST PARTICIPLE95% of French verbs use the present tense of“avoir” as their auxiliary verb.AVOIRj'ai – I havetu as – you (s/fam) haveil/ elle/ on a – he hasnous avons – we havevous avez – you (pl/pol) haveils ont – they (m) haveRegular Verbs form their past participle in the following ways:ER VerbsRE VerbsIR Verbsjouer = jouévendre = vendufinir = fini
2 J'ai joué au tennis. I played tennis / have played tennis) ExamplesJ'ai joué au tennis. I played tennis / have played tennis)Mon frère a vendu son vélo. My brother sold his bike / has sold his bike)Elles ont fini les devoirs. They finished / have finished the homework)
3 Irregular Past Participles InfinitiveMeaningPast Participleavoirto haveeuboireto drinkbudevoirto have todûécrireto writeécritêtreto beétéfaireto do/makefaitlireto readlupouvoirto be able topuprendreto takeprisrecevoirto receivereçuvoirto seevouloirto wantvoulu
4 Irregular Past Participles Examples:J’ai lu le journal. I have read the paper.Il a fait ses devoirs. He did his homework.Vous avez pris le train?Did you take the train?